THE Five Stars Scanner Appeal, whose headquarters is in Prestwich, has been chosen as the official charity of a major golf tournament.

The appeal will benefit from funds raised during the Quinn Direct British Masters 2007, to be held from September 20 to 23 at The Belfry.

Proceeds will go towards the £1 million target for a new MRI scanner at the soon-to-be-built Manchester Children's Hospital.

Appeal chairman David Reid said: "We have held a number of high profile fundraising events at The Belfry in recent years, so to be involved with the Quinn Direct British Masters is just fantastic for us. Not only do we hope to raise vital funds, but I am confident it will help to increase awareness of our objectives."

The Five Stars Scanner Appeal has five star' ambassadors who strive to maintain awareness of the charity and its goals. They are: Manchester United player Ryan Giggs, actor Max Beesley, Rocky Horror Picture Show writer and actor Richard O'Brien, and Coronation Street actors Chris Bisson and Samia Smith.