Grateful patient Tina Reid organised a sponsored walk to thank the dedicated staff on ward 14 for the amazing care and support she has received which helped to raise over £3,200.
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 the last six months.
The one and a half mile walk around Ropner Park in Stockton took place on Sunday 8 March and around 100 people of all ages took part, including husband Ron, and her two daughters Joanne, 25 and Kimberley, 29.
The walk raised almost a thousand pounds and this was doubled a week later when Tina’s dare-devil friends, Andrea Dinsley and Donna Midgley abseiled from the Transporter Bridge.
Another close friend Debbie Bonnard raised £275 from selling cakes while Muriel Hammond contributed £130 from cooking and charging for meals. The rest was amassed from other grateful donations.
Tina has asked the donation be used to benefit ward 14’s TV scheme, which funds free television for patients.Tina 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.”
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.”
For further information contact the charity team on 01642 854160 or visit their website at www.southtees.nhs.uk/charity