In the pink for love of Tina

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Grateful  patient Tina Reid has organised a sponsored walk to thank the dedicated staff on ward 14 for the amazing care and support she has received.

Brave Tina, 52, from Stockton has ovarian cancer and she has been cared for on the ward at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough over a period of time.

Ropner Park StocktonThe walk will take place at Ropner Park in Stockton on Sunday 8 March starting at 11am. People of any age and children are welcome to join in the 1 1/2 mile walk around the park, which is wheel chair friendly.

Tina likes the colour pink and she has asked walkers to wear something pink. A donation is requested to take part and all money raised will benefit ward 14’s TV scheme which funds free television for patients.

She will be joined on the special walk by around 100 friends and family, including her wonderful and caring husband Ron, and her two daughters Joanne, 25 and Kimberley, 29.

Tina would like lots more people to put their best feet forward and join in the walk. She said: “During my numerous stays on ward 14 since November, I have been overwhelmed by the dedication and compassion of the full nursing team.

“The nurses and care assistants really do go the extra mile in supporting and caring for their patients. I am very grateful for their kindness and I wish to say a big thank you.

”I am doing the walk to ensure future patients benefit from the ward’s free television scheme and to thank them for the wonderful care I have received.

“I want everyone to spread the word and come along and join us and help raise as much money for the ward as possible.”

Beverley Rodgers, ward 14 manager, said: “Tina is a wonderful lady and we much appreciate her thinking of us and helping the ward at such a difficult time for her and her family.”

The fundraising for the ward is continuing the following week. Tina’s brave friends are abseiling from the Transporter Bridge on Sunday 15 March. All support welcome.

For further information contact the charity team on 01642 854160.