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Raising cash for the MRI appeal at a carwash event last year. Photo: Gordon Siegel

OVER £1,000 was raised for the MRI scanner appeal at the weekend as NHS Shetland staff – and some little helpers – took part in a car wash.

Vehicles ranging from cars and taxis to vans and even an ambulance got a clean in Lerwick on Saturday in return for a donation to the appeal.

The Lerwick fire station offered room in its yard as well as the use of two hose reel jets.

The total amount of money raised in the afternoon was £1,167, with a raffle also helping to boost numbers.

It comes after the £2 million target for the MRI appeal was reduced after the cost of installing a scanner was revised.

The new fundraising goal is now around £1.65 million.