A FIRM of solicitors has pledged its support to a hospital appeal.

Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland hospitals are currently attempting to raise funds for new MRI scanners.

The team at Hewitts will be raising money throughout the year after choosing the appeal as their charity to support during 2018.

Partner, Ben Green, said: “One of the reasons we chose the MRI Scanner appeal is that there’s potential for local people from all walks of life and backgrounds to benefit from this equipment.

“We’re very lucky to have it on our doorstep when people in other parts of the country aren’t so fortunate.”

The firm has planned a number of fundraising activities, including a ‘Gung-ho Challenge’, taking place later this month.

Anyone who wants to fundraise for the appeal should call 01325 743781.