Marske United footballer Matt Crossen returned to the stroke rehabilitation unit (ward 28) at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough to present the staff with a framed ‘thank you’ and a cheque for £2,000.
The 23 year-old underwent a successful thrombectomy (clot-removing treatment) in November last year after suffering a stroke at work. The football club held a fundraising evening at the Riverside Stadium for the unit in March, which raised £2,000 for new equipment on the ward.
Joanne Elliott, ward manager, said: “It’s great to see Matt looking so well and the money will go towards an ECG machine.”
Matt, centre, with club chairman Peter Collinson, far right, are shown handing over the ‘thank you’ and cheque to those on the ward who looked after him.