Hague to speak at hospital event

William Hague.
William Hague.

Richmond MP and former Foreign Secretary William Hague will be the special guest and speaker at a dinner raising funds for a new £2m MRI scanner at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

The event, taking place at the Golden Lion Hotel on High Street in Northallerton on Saturday, January 24 (6.30pm for 7.30pm), will feature an exlusive speech – 26 years an MP: highlights and experiences.

The dinner – organised in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Northallerton, Northallerton Mowbray and the Inner Wheel – includes a three-course dinner and auction of promises.

Dr Upendra Somasundram, chairman of Friends of the Friarage, said: “We are very grateful to Mr Hague. Having worked at the Friarage for nearly 25 years before my retirement, this is a good cause close to my heart.

“Public support is essential to make this a reality and I feel confident the Friarage has a major role to play providing healthcare for the local population in the future.”

Tickets priced £50 per person are available from 01609 772875, 770779 or 770451.