A SIGNED painting of the Shetland cast has raised £400 for the local MRI scanner appeal.
The painting of Jimmy Perez, Alison ‘Tosh’ McIntosh and Sandy Wilson, by local artist Balazs Onhausz, was sold through an online auction.
He said the winning bidder happened to be someone who works for the NHS.
The painting, made on recycled salmon feed bags from Onhausz’s work, almost faced trip to the other side of the Atlantic, with the second highest bid coming from New York.
A cheque was handed over to the appeal on Monday.
While the Shetland MRI scanner appeal has reached its £1.65 million target, fundraising is continuing until the final costs of the project are established.
MRI scanners can diagnose cancer, strokes, heart conditions and many other conditions and having one in Lerwick would complement the CT scanner, which uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body.
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