The Scanner Appeal




Urgent medical research is being held back by lack of scanner time. The new scanner will allow us to press ahead with world-leading advances in Alzheimer’s disease as well as in diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and other chronic diseases.

The research can make a huge difference to the lives of many people.

Working from solid foundations

Lord Walton, Professor Sir Miles Irving and Ben Speke give their time and expertise in helping with the Charlie Crowe Appeal.

Newcastle Healthcare Charity (registered charity No. 502473) provides support and works in association with the Appeal and this means that GiftAid is claimable.

You can pledge a donation via the 'Just Giving' website, or by sending a cheque payable to the ‘Charlie Crowe Appeal’ at the following address:


Charitable Fund Office

Charlie Crowe Appeal

Peacock Hall


Newcastle upon Tyne










Appeal facts


£1.5 million is needed for the new high power scanner


This scanner will have a magnetic strength of 3 Tesla, twice the usual MRI strength


Newcastle University has an internationally renowned research team focussed on the problems of dementia


The Magnetic Resonance Centre  develops new techniques which advance clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, muscle diseases


The work of the Magnetic Resonance Centre is regularly explained to the research volunteers and reported by TV and newspapers as well as published for other scientists to read


This public appeal will add to donations requested from a number of charities