The congregation at Bishop Auckland
Methodist Church, which is situated opposite Bishop Auckland
Hospital, has donated £1,330 to County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust's charity.
Speaking on behalf of the church, Rev
John Purdy said, "Each year
we host a fundraising day which is open to the public and offers
different stalls plus teas, light lunches and raffle.
Thanks to the hard work of
volunteers and the generosity of visitors we raised several hundred
pounds on the day. A similar amount was then raised by a
member of our congregation, Cliff Laverick, who dedicated funds he
raised by completing the 2018 Great North Run, to the Trust's
"We were aware of the Trust's charity
through its campaign raising funds towards the new MRI scanners at
Bishop Auckland and Darlington Memorial Hospital. Many of us know
someone who is receiving care from the Trust and we wanted to
contribute in some way. We were delighted to raise such a large
amount which we know will be used to enhance the experience and
care patients receive."
Pat Chambers, charity manager at
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, said, "The
church and it's congregation have worked hard on our behalf and
we're very grateful to everyone involved in raising this fantastic
amount. Our hospitals and services care for people across County
Durham and Darlington and if anyone would like to get involved or
can help in any way, such as through a donation, by fundraising or
volunteering, please get in touch by calling our charity team on
01325 743781 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org ."
Published 12th April
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