NTREPID Craig Robinson, 39 from Boldon is really pushing himself to the limit to help tiny poorly and premature babies and their families. Craig, a PE teacher at Thorp Academy in Gateshead is braving a number of challenges to raise money for the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough which cared for his son Harry, who was born prematurely at 10 weeks and two days in 2008.
Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham is driving forward his support to bring an MRI scanner to the Friarage Hospital.
The TV pundit and prodigious fundraiser got behind the wheel to officially a launch a raffle to win a new car – the latest initiative to help charity campaigners nudge closer to their £2million appeal target.
A gala dinner and raffle has raised more than £75,000 for South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal. The Loving Hearts Raffle and Gala Dinner was organised by Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club in aid of the South Cleveland Heart Fund (SCHF) in order to raise money to upgrade the two MRI scanners at The James Cook University Hospital.
Three walkers really stepped up to the mark for the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal. The intrepid trio – Judith Masterman from the appeals team, Glen Rock, Friarage hospital PA and husband Chris – completed the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk in an impressive 21 hours braving testing conditions and showing incredible spirit.
A doctor who volunteered to treat victims in Nepal has told how he ended up running for his life when he got caught near the epicentre of a second earthquake. Dr Muhammad Shafiq was treating patients in a remote mountain village when he found himself jumping out of a building seconds before it collapsed.