Twelve volunteers from cardiac surgery teams on Teesside are set to fly out to Ghana to perform a series of life-saving heart operations. Their mission has received overwhelming support from colleagues at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – even those who are not going on the trip are gearing up to help raise £30,000 to fund equipment and medical supplies.
The annual Jazz Train returns this summer 16 June, aiming to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Northallerton.
When Kevin Musgrave suffered renal failure for the second time, his wife Julie did not think twice about giving him one of her kidneys. And now the couple have handed over another special donation – more than £1,800 to the renal team at The James Cook University Hospital who supported them throughout their treatment.
A double donation of bladder scanning equipment has been made by the Friends of the Friarage to support local patients with the condition. The dedicated fundraisers, now in their Diamond Jubilee year, purchased the scanners – collectively worth £10,300 – for the community continence nursing team and the gynaecology department at the Northallerton hospital.