Accident and Emergency services boosted by local football team donation

A local football club have visited the Trusts Accident and Emergency department to show appreciation for all key workers, with their amazing fundraising efforts.

Two members from Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC visited the service this month, to show gratitude and present the Trust with a cheque for £1300.

Police Constable Sam Clennett of North Yorkshire Police and North Tees and Hartlepool Trust’s own Dr Ravi Mani, who are both members of the community club, delivered the cheque on Thursday.

Sam Clennett said: “It’s a great delight for the club to be able to present our local NHS with a cheque for £1300. To be able to recognise the sacrifices made by key workers at this time, and allow them to use the money to help support patients and staff now and into the future is brilliant.”

“Yarm and Eaglescliffe FC were on course for a top three finish for the second consecutive season in the North Riding Football League, whilst the Sunday team were also pushing for promotion in their league. However, COVID-19 caused a premature end to the season.

“Although disappointed, everyone at the Club, fully understood the decision and instead directed their energy into trying to support the NHS.

“We massively appreciate the selfless work they are doing at this time.”

All the money was raised by the Committee, players and supporters of the team and includes generous donations from The Cleveland Bay, Yarm and Redcar Town Football Club.

Trust Urgent and Emergency Care Operational Manager, Viv Priestly said: “We’re really blown away by such a generous donation. We really appreciate each and every donation, especially at such an unsure time. The money will go towards investing into our service so we can continue to improve the care and experience we offer to patients.”

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