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Project information

All Heart Appeal

To radically improve diagnosis of heart disease through purchasing two latest generation 3D scanners, one of which can also generate detailed real time 4D moving images of the heart.

Started in autumn 2016, the first scanner has been purchased and fundraising is ongoing for the second scanner.

Charity information: Scannappeal

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  • Need


    Improving diagnosis for 50,000 people in our catchment area who have cardiac disease each year, 75% of whom are elderly.


    These scanners use a hundred times more data compared to predecessors, resulting in exceptional image quality. Live 4D capability allows for greater accuracy when analysing the heart's structure, efficiency, size, flow and function. It is invaluable in guiding medical management and determining the need for surgical intervention, and also for assessing patients who are receiving chemotherapy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To purchase two scanners to improve diagnosis of heart disease.


    » Soliciting donations from existing and new donors through mailings and other communication methods.
    » Running a varied events programme including challenge events with participation from cardiology clinicians.
    » Applying to grantmaking trusts.

    What success will look like

    Once the equipment is purchased, patient figures will be remitted quarterly to our Trustees to monitor use of the equipment.

  • Impact


    It is estimated that 3,000 patients a year will benefit from improved diagnosis setting them on the correct treatment path and potentially avoiding surgical intervention. Quarterly patient figures will help demonstrate this.


    Fundraising is on a best efforts basis and there is no commitment to provide the equipment with a certain timescale. Our main risk is that fundraising will take longer than we anticipate, which is currently about 2.5 years based on past experience and bearing in mind this is one of three projects currently active.


    Two newsletters are mailed each year to supporters plus various enewsletters. We have an active Facebook page and Twitter account. Regular personal letters are sent to high net worth donors and trusts to inform them of progress.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £185,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Cardiology scanner 4D capability includes specific items - 4Dsoftware/monitor (£8,000), probes at £15,000 and £25,000
      £85,000 Cardiology scanner 3D capability - includes probes at £15,000 and £25,000

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    raised to date £135,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The scanners will be at Amersham and Wycombe hospitals which treat patients living in Buckinghamshire and immediate neighbouring parts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.


    50,000 patients in this area suffer from cardiac disease each year of which an estimated 3,000 will be diagnosed using these advanced scanners, 75% of whom are elderly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Scannappeal has been fundraising for 30 years and has a good track record of completing Appeals for life saving equipment in the Buckinghamshire area with a strong core of donors and a well supported events programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Soroosh Firoozan

    Lead consultant for the project, actively involved in promoting to patients and getting participation in events/challenges from the cardiology team.

    Hilary Colgan

    Helps deliver our events programme and supports third parties in running their events.

    William Baxter CBE

    Chairman of Trustees whose network of high net worth individuals generates significant funds.

    Amanda Martin

    Applications to grant making trusts which has generated half of funds already raised


Will fund one of the specialist cardiology probes.

These revolutionary new scanners will mean our patients will be treated with advanced technology which is currently only available at a few hospitals in the country.

Dr Soroosh Firoozan, Consultant Cardiologist and Trustee, Scannappeal