DLT takes centre stage and helps raise £1,500

VERTERAN DJ Dave Lee Travis has helped raise £1,500 for Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

During the evening, the former Radio 1 DJ introduced 100 performers from schools across the area.

Festive readings were also given.

The youngsters who performed attend a variety of schools in the Vale, including Mandeville, John Colet, and Aston Clinton Primary.

One of the speakers was Elland Gee, pictured, who benefited from the hospital’s premature baby unit when she was born.

In the past the unit has received support from similar fundraising evenings,

The concert raised a total of £1,500 for Stoke Mandeville’s Bowel Cancer Appeal, which aims to raise £80,000 for advanced specialist endoscopic equipment.

The new technology will speed up and improve the investigation of potential bowel cancer cases.

The appeal is managed by The Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Scannappeal, which raises funds for all the hospitals in the county.

Once the equipment is purchased, Stoke Mandeville will be equipped with technology that is at the forefront of endoscopy – reducing the risk of missed cancers in patients.

Scannappeal was established 24 years ago.

To date it has raised £8 million.

The charity has undertaken 24 separate appeals for life-saving equipment at Bucks hospitals.

The patron of Scannappeal is Cilla Black.

For more details about the appeal, or how to donate to the charity, visit www.scannappeal.org.uk