The hard work and effort of local hospital staff in organising a
charity event for the Help for Heroes charity has paid off as
they are able to hand over nearly £2,000 in proceeds.
Staff on ward 32 at Darlington Memorial Hospital, planned and
organised a charity ball back in September of this year. They
managed to sell over 80 tickets and in total the event raised £1,
The staff donated the proceeds from the ball to the Help for
Heroes charity and the money will support the development of a
rehabilitation centre at Catterick.
Sister Margaret Clothier, Ward 32, Darlington Memorial Hospital
said: "I was absolutely delighted with the total. I was also
grateful for the support I received from colleagues and hospital
staff. On the evening many of those who attended were hospital
staff, their friends and family. A lot of the surgeons on my ward
are linked to the armed forces and my brother was in the air force
so it is something that I am close to. When I heard about the plans
for the rehab centre at Catterick I just felt it was something
positive that we could support locally and really a worthy
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital