Mural magic

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The children’s waiting areas at the Friarage Hospital’s accident and emergency department have been transformed into a magical wonderland thanks to the Rotary Club of Wensleydale. Lovely countryside scenes including the seashore and local points of interest now adorn the walls of accident and emergency’s paediatric waiting area and two treatment areas have fascinating underwater scenes featuring sea life and creatures.

Running with heart and soul

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After Jill Gristwood suffered a heart attack, her husband Tim raised funds for the ward she was treated on and backs the Healthy Heart Check campaign. The cardiovascular screening programme is inviting employers across the Teesside area to engage in setting up a workplace ‘Healthy Heart’ screening event for their employees.

Keeping Shelly’s memory alive

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When 42-year-old Michelle Parker lost her fight for life in 2010 her partner Darren Watson launched a four-year-fundraising drive to keep her memory alive. Michelle – known as Shelly to her friends – battled two brain tumours but despite everything she had been through she made Darren promise to give something back to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for the amazing care she received.

TTE put best feet forward

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TTE Technical Training Group students and staff took on a gruelling challenge to raise an impressive £2,694.50 for the male assessment unit at The James Cook University Hospital.

The 22 students, together with five members of staff and two support staff from the Middlesbrough-based training organisation, pulled on their hiking boots to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Firm’s bike marathon reaps rewards

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More than 30 staff from Thornaby-based filtration specialists John Morfield Ltd completed the gruelling 140-mile coast to coast bike ride and in the process raised thousands of pounds for the renal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

In tribute to this mammoth feat, Dr John Main, clinical director of nephrology at the hospital, cycled to the firm’s headquarters to pick up the generous cheque.

Remember September’s coffee time

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Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Artistic fundraiser

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A charity arts event has raised more than £2,000 for the South Cleveland Heart Fund.

One of the biggest charity arts events to take place in the region in recent years, The Northern Art Experience was held at The Wynyard Rooms and featured a large-scale exhibition of work by artists from around the North east and beyond.