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Rounton Coffee Roasters

Huge thanks to everyone  Rounton Coffee Roasters.

Dave Beattie the founder and driving force behind Rounton Coffee Roasters delivered a very special brew to our hospitals in County Durham & Darlington NHS Trust - deliciously roasted 'Nightingale Coffee'.

Rounton Coffee Roasters
Dave said, 'We might only be able to help by keeping you caffeinated but we hope we can also bring a bit of light into your day. In the precious moments you are able to find time for yourself, we want your staff to have a quality cup of coffee, sourced and roasted with love.'
What a lovely gesture and so greatly appreciated. Thank you so much to Dave and the team.


Published 11 June 2020



Rainbow Key Workers Bench  

We are totally delighted to receive our new rainbow keyworkers bench, donated by Fabrications North East. 

Business owners Steve Bassett, Tom Wise and Dene Nelson (not pictured) said, 'Our team wanted to do something special in recognition of everything the NHS and Keyworkers have done for our community, so what better way than to use our skills and create a place to rest those weary feet.' 

Key Workers Bench

Pat Chambers Charity Development Manager said, 'This is such a wonderful gesture and so very colourful it's hard not to smile when you just look at the bench, even if you're not actually sitting on it. We want to extend our thanks to everyone who contributed (L-R) Tom Wise, Steve Bassett, Ste Wise, Adam Hutchinson and Glen McGough - brilliant teamwork!'


Published 11 June 2020


Thank to West Auckland Town FC

Sending out a huge thank you to all of the players who donated their 'end of season pool' to us at CDDFT Charity.

The player contributions throughout the season saw the club's players raise £3,000 for their bonus pool, made up of monthly subscriptions and players fines.

West Auckland FC

Fines were given out to players for various things including being late, missing club attire, dirty boots and mobile phone use in the dressing room.

Usually this money is spent on an end of season celebration, however, this year the team thought it would be better served helping our local hospitals - so a huge thank you to all the team for their most generous donation of £3000.00 which will help make such a difference to both patients and staff.

Dave Bussey, the club's assistant secretary, said: "Football and nights out are the last thing on the players' minds at the moment, we are all grateful to what the NHS are doing in these unprecedented times."

Thank you everyone  West Auckland Town FC


Published 9th June 2020


'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital