Peninsula Announce £1million iMRI Support

01 March 2019

Manchester-based global employment law consultancy Peninsula has today announced a three-year charity partnership with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. The new partnership will focus on Peninsula raising £1million for the iMRI Scanner Appeal.

The iMRI Scanner Appeal aims to raise £4million overall to purchase a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanning suite that will revolutionise brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Sadly, many young patients with complex brain tumours require multiple MRI scans, before, during and after surgery. These scans are in a separate room, in a different part of the building from the operating theatres.

The iMRI scanner will allow children to be scanned while still on the operating table in a safe, sterile environment. This will save time and in some circumstances, prevent further invasive surgery.

Peter Done, founder and Group Managing Director of Peninsula, said: "We are delighted to announce Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity as our new charity partner. To raise the ambitious target of £1million, our employees will engage in multiple fundraising activities throughout the partnership starting with the Great Manchester Run in May. The business will also be enabling employees to make payroll deductions to the hospital. All fundraising activities and payroll deductions will be matched pound for pound in corporate donations. This additional investment promotes one of the company’s core beliefs, the importance of giving back to the local community through donations of time and financial support.”

Prof. Stavros Stivaros, Head of Paediatric Neuroradiology at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, comments: “This scanner will give us a state-of-the-art facility that will maximise children’s treatment and touch the lives all of our young patients and their families.

“We’re incredibly grateful to all the staff at Peninsula for making this commitment to the appeal. What they’re doing for us – both in terms of the donations and helping raise the profile of the appeal – will mean the world to hospital staff, parents and families, and all the young people we treat.”

Maurice Watkins CBE, Chairman of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity, said: “This is an incredible pledge from Peninsula and we’re so happy to have them as supporters of the iMRI Appeal.

“This £1million pledge equates to a staggering 25% of the amount needed for the iMRI suite so it has given us a huge boost towards our target.”