Daisy Appeal History

Nick Stafford is a retired Head and Neck surgeon, and past Director of the University of Hull’s PGMI. In 2000 he had the idea of creating the Daisy Appeal and, once it was established, he became the Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He is committed to raising Hull’s national and international profile as a centre of excellence in medical research.

The Charity was generously and enthusiastically supported by the Yorkshire and Humberside community and £8m was soon raised.

The Daisy Appeal building has already greatly improved research and treatment facilities for people in the Hull & East Yorkshire region. The new Centre provides scientific laboratory facilities, a clinical trials unit, teaching accommodation and an environment where eminent Hull researchers base their studies.

Having successfully completed the construction of a Medical Research Centre in July 2008, the Daisy Appeal now is pushing its Phase 2 initiative to purchase a second cyclotron (one already having been purchased for the University) which will support the existing PET-CT activity undertaken in the Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre at Castle Hill Hospital.