The appeal aims to raise £2 million for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sick and injured children in Northern Ireland. This will be located at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, which is currently the only children's hospital in the UK and Ireland that does not have its own MRI Scanner.
The Irish dancers were also highlighting the £4,200 which has been raised for the MRI appeal by An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha (Irish Dancing Commission of Ireland). Irish dancing teachers Roisin Keenan from Enniskillen and Denise Catney from Belfast coordinated the routine and spoke of their delight to be supporting this worthwhile cause. "We are delighted to be involved in raising awareness and money for the Children's MRI Scanner Appeal. As a children's physiotherapist I see children from other regional centres being transferred to the Royal for specialist investigations, so having an MRI Scanner at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children will be something that will help many children across Northern Ireland," said Roisin.