A little help from our Friends

The walls of two new children’s therapy rooms have been creatively decorated thanks to money raised by the League of Friends.

Volunteers who work at the League of Friends coffee shop at the University Hospital of North Tees raised £1,900 for the new rooms.

The money was used to commission professional local artist Stephen Robson who came up with a design and spent several tireless hours in the rooms with his paint brushes.

The rooms have recently been opened in the Tatchell Centre at the University Hospital of North Tees as part of the relocation of the trust’s physiotherapy services.

Edna Anderson, secretary of the trust’s League of Friends branch, said: “We heard that the service was being moved and we wanted to help. The children’s rooms were in need of some decorating so this seemed the best way to make use of the money we have raised. The artist we have used has done a fantastic job – it looks really bright and interesting and I am sure children will enjoy it.

“Every penny that we raise from the shop goes back in to helping further improve patient care at the trust and, as we have done for many years, we will continue to help as much as we can.”

Clinical team leader of physiotherapy Denise Jones said: “We would like thank the League of Friends for making such a fantastic and generous donation to the service.

“These two rooms look beautiful – we have already received very nice comments from children who have had treatment here. The rooms provide an atmosphere which is pleasant and comfortable for children.”

The League of Friends, which is as old as the NHS itself, raises thousands of pounds every year for services across the trust.


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