Friends and family of 14-year-old Ted Sanderson have raised £12,755 for The James Cook University Hospital in his memory.
Last June Ted went to Woodham Academy in Newton Aycliffe like normal, but his family received a phone call to say he had collapsed in class after suffering a cardiac arrest.
He was then blue lighted to The James Cook University Hospital where he sadly died.
The money will be used to improve the family room in the Middlesbrough hospital’s children and young people’s emergency department and go towards creating a sensory area in the children and young people’s unit in his legacy.
Ted’s auntie Melly Wilson thanked the local community and beyond for their donations.
“James Cook battled tirelessly to save Ted and couldn’t have done more for us as a family in our time of need,” she added.
Ted would have loved that he could have helped the hospital in any way, he was such a caring helpful boy who would do anything to help others.”
Lisa Meehan, from Our Hospitals Charity, thanked Ted’s family for their touching tribute.
She added: “Ted sounded like such a kind boy.
“His family are incredible people to have found the strength to raise this huge amount of money in memory of Ted.
“The money will allow us to make our family room feel less clinical and more like a home for the families who sadly need it.”
To donate visit gofundme.com/f/pzk8sp-teddy