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Outgoing Mayor makes generous donation

Chilton mayor donation

Councillor Maureen Errington, the outgoing Mayor of Chilton, has donated nearly £2,000 to cancer services at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

The hospital was one of Maureen's official charities during her year in office alongside Macmillan Cancer Support. Maureen had a very personal reason for choosing the two charities after sadly losing her brother to the disease only a year ago.

Cllr Errington said: "I lost my brother, Malcom Fryatt to cancer last year. He was so well looked after that I wanted to give something back."

Through a series of fundraisers, entertainment nights at the local clubs and coffee mornings, Maureen and the Chilton community raised £3,677 to split between the two charities.

Lorraine Legg, Cancer Services Manager and ward sister Maureen Flatman were delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the hospital.

Sister Flatman said: "We are really grateful for this donation, it is an amazing total and it we will ensure it is put to good use on the Haematology and Oncology wards where Maureen's brother was treated."

Published: 23 July 2012

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital