Former Middlesbrough star Graeme Souness recalled how a cardiac MRI scanner helped save his life when he kicked off a massive fundraising effort to keep the region’s heart unit at the cutting edge of medical technology. The football legend returned to Teesside to launch the Loving Hearts Raffle, aiming to raise £100,000 in support of the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal.
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Pancake racers in North Yorkshire’s county town will be flipping for a fine local cause next week. The Shrove Tuesday contest will see staff from stores, businesses and other organisations across Northallerton come together and race to the finish line brandishing frying pans. Flipping a pancake all the way, runners will attempt to stay on a course on the town’s Applegarth playing fields at 11am on Tuesday, February 17. Money raised will go to the Friarage Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal.
Patients with motor neurone disease (MND) will soon be able to benefit from free complementary therapies at the Trinity Holistic Centre in Middlesbrough. The centre, which has previously only provided free treatments to cancer patients, has joined forces with the Mike Findley MND Fund to extend its services to anyone suffering from the progressive neurological condition.
Like every young lady when it comes to her wedding day, Becky Newton had it all planned out and her dad walking her down the aisle was an integral part of the day.
So when her dad Chris was rushed into the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with sepsis – a potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection – Becky’s plans slipped down her list of priorities as helping her dad’s recovery became her number one goal.
The Friends of the Friarage Hospital are presenting a fundraising dinner as part of their ambitious appeal in partnership with South Tees Hospitals Charity – to raise £2million for an MRI scanner at the Friarage Hospital. The Rt Hon William Hague MP will be special guest and speaker at the prestigious event giving an exclusive speech on his ‘26 years an MP: highlights and experiences’.
The Great Trust Bake Off is being organised at the Trinity Holistic Centre to raise funds for the trust’s breast cancer related charities as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Creations should be displayed on the correct table at the Trinity Holistic Centre (based at The James Cook University Hospital) by 11am on Monday 20 October ready for judging at 11.10am with a donation of £1 per entry.
An eclectic range of music is set to be heard in the main thoroughfare in The James Cook University Hospital on Tuesday 21 October.
The Crystal Singers will be performing in the atrium from noon till around half past one, entertaining passers-by with songs both old and contemporary. The singers will be looking for donations which will all go towards the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s latest fundraising campaign to improve and increase heart scanning services at James Cook.
The Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group is holding an afternoon tea at Barkers Restaurant in Northallerton on Thursday 23 October from 2pm to 3pm. The group’s next meeting takes place in the hospital’s Scott Suite on Wednesday 15 October at 7pm and features a demonstration of hands on craft work by Linda Breckon.