A local businesswoman who runs a hospital hair and beauty salon Cutting Edge has offered her premises to help staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dawn Cuthbert, who manages the hair salon at the University Hospital of North Tees, had to close several weeks ago as part of government social distancing measures.
Rather than see it stand empty, she has offered it up as a place for front-line staff to collect food donated by generous companies in the area.
This includes regular deliveries from Scrann in Norton and Modern Persian Kitchen in Stockton, delivered to the site by volunteers and then distributed to staff.
Dawn said: “I am delighted that this space is being used for such a fantastic community initiative.
“I know how deserving staff are. They are working tirelessly every day to care for their patients in the most challenging of circumstances.
“To see the space being used for something so worthwhile is so heart-warming.
“I am looking forward to being able to reopen and see my customers again – but until that time comes I am so pleased the space is being used for something so worthy.”
Cutting Edge, set up in partnership with Stockton Riverside College, is open to staff, patients and the general public.