A cancer survivor’s heartfelt gift to chemotherapy patients this Christmas

Vicky Lofthouse with her colleagues Emma, Melinda and Claire and some of the chemotherapy unit staff. They stand with a Christmas tree with care packages underneath.

A Stockton breast cancer survivor is paying the kindness she has received forward this Christmas as she gifts care packages to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment. 52-year-old Vicky Lofthouse, from Stockton, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2021. Shortly after her diagnosis, she began neoadjuvant (before primary treatment) chemotherapy at the University Hospital of North […]

Cancer survivor raises £800 for breast cancer unit to celebrate 60th birthday

Rosanne and Craig Lightfoot present cheque to breast care nurse Vicky Hay

As Rosanne Lightfoot looked to turning 60, she decided she didn’t want any presents – instead she asked her friends and family to raise money for the breast unit where she received cancer treatment. Rosanne, from Acklam, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2020, just as the second lockdown hit the UK. Her diagnosis […]

Teesside dad raises £3,000 for children in hospital

A local father-of-three has donated more than £3,000 for the hospital that cared for his son after undertaking his ultimate challenge – his first ironman distance triathlon. Having participated in triathlon events for years, 45-year-old Gordon Mitchell from Eaglescliffe decided to push himself to his limit and in July, he challenged himself to complete a […]

Hartlepool teachers raise cash for children in hospital

A group of teachers from a Hartlepool primary school have donated a fantastic £2,700 to make hospital stays a little brighter for poorly children. Staff from Clavering Primary School organised a 26-mile sponsored walk from Robin Hood’s Bay to Saltburn to raise a total of £2,778.75 for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s play […]

A cracking bit of fundraising

Carol with medical engineering team

A staff member from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been spreading some festive cheer to raise funds for charity, after the loss of a beloved colleague.   Christmas cracker Carol Wallace, who works as a health care assistant in the antenatal day assessment unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, was […]

Donation from local company supports staff wellbeing

Ian Donley donating HydroMassage Chair to Trust

  A wellbeing space created for NHS staff in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore has received its latest donation – a specialist massage chair! Tees Valley Innovation (TVI) CEO donated a HydroMassage chair recently to the Rainbow Room at the University Hospital of North Tees, as recognition for the care staff have provided throughout […]