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Somerset farmer creates wild flower experience for MRI scanner appeal - 25 July 2017

Somerset farmer creates wild flower experience for MRI scanner appeal - 25 July 2017

A West Somerset man is hosting a wild flower experience to raise money for a new MRI scanner at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Ken Sellick, a farmer from Stogumber, had first-hand experience of a medical scan when he woke up with poor visibility in one eye, and was sent to A&E by his family doctor.

All signs pointed to a stroke, but when Mr Sellick was taken to Musgrove, a scan showed he had a clot, which was successfully removed, so he made a full recovery.

Even before his medical scare, Ken had decided to donate money from his annual wild flower experience to the Love Musgrove £1 million MRI scanner appeal.

Ken said: “I was worried about my initial diagnosis, but staff at Musgrove were fantastic and ensured I had the best treatment as quickly as possible.

“This reduced the stress for me and my family, and meant I didn’t need to spend too much time in hospital.

“Following the excellent care and treatment I had at the hospital, I am even more proud to raise money for Love Musgrove’s MRI scanner appeal to help others who need it.”

Ken’s wild flower field is open until mid August and members of the public are encouraged to visit and enjoy the beautiful experience.

If you are unable to visit, you can still donate to the appeal by texting ‘WILD £10’ to 70070.

To find out more about fundraising for Musgrove Park Hospital, please email fundraising@tst.nhs.uk.