Remembering our loved ones this Christmas

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Specialist palliative care team

Our hospital trust is inviting people to remember their loved ones this Christmas by purchasing a personalised bauble to hang on our memorial Christmas trees.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s specialist palliative care team is once again offering people the opportunity to pay tribute to their loved ones, or friends, who died within their hospitals by selling personalised ‘love baubles’.

The baubles can be bought online via the online Memorial Christmas Tree JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/campaign/MemorialChristmasTree21

Each bauble, which will feature a white feather and a personalised tribute, will be hung on either the dedicated memorial Christmas tree at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough or the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

All the money raised will go towards buying items for the palliative care team’s Dragonfly Scheme comfort bags and memory boxes; these are given to the relatives of patients receiving end of life care to help them cope at such a difficult time.

Laura Devereux, Macmillan palliative and end of life support sister, said: “Last Christmas we were blown away with the amount of support and feedback we received by local families. We know that Christmas can be a very difficult time for those who have lost someone special so we hope our memorial trees go some way in offering comfort.”