Loved ones of a Hartlepool woman visited the cancer unit where she was treated after raising money in her memory.
Friends of Mary Wharton, who died in April 2022, visited the chemotherapy unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool to thank staff and present them with a donation for £2,665.
To show their gratitude for the care Mary had for breast cancer, 55 of her friends completed a 10km walk.
More of Mary’s friends and family also held a fundraising event at 7VEN bar in Hartlepool.
Michelle Keenan, one of Mary’s close friends who also works as a cardiographer at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, visited the unit this month along with friends Nicola Burrows and Antonia Nixon.
She said: “Mary always spoke about how relaxed, calm and friendly the unit here was.
“Her experience being treated by staff was fantastic and she really appreciated what everyone was doing.
“We wanted to pay our thanks for that and make Mary proud by holding an event every year to raise some money and to remember her.
“Mary was the most vibrant, happy person, she made other people’s lives better and we really miss her.”
Rosie Livingston, deputy matron, said: “We are so grateful to Mary’s friends and family for such a kind and generous donation.
“This money, in her memory, will towards the buying of more head bandanas used by patients when experiencing hair loss as a result of the treatment.
“Thank you so much to everyone involved for making this possible.”