Last year following the passing of a much-loved Hartlepool man his family organised a fundraiser in his memory. They raised money to thank the staff on the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees.
Since the event in memory of Colin Sutheran, staff and children at Throston Primary School in Hartlepool have also been fundraising to thank the staff as two of their pupils, Lucy Robinson is the niece and Thea Wass the granddaughter of the late Mr Sutheran.
A huge thank you to all the staff and children at Throston Primary School for supporting Lucy and Thea in memory of their uncle. Their fundraiser yielded a fantastic £200 to show their thanks to our intensive care team.
Suzi Campbell, fundraising co-ordinator for the Trust’s charity, said: “Thank you to all of the staff and children at Throston Primary School for supporting Lucy and Thea in memory of their uncle.
“Their thoughtful gesture and the money they have raised – to show thanks to our fantastic intensive care team – will be put back into initiatives to improve the care our patients receive and the wellbeing of our own amazing staff.”
School headteacher Mark Atkinson said: “We are so proud to have such caring children in our school, who are always proactive in helping others.
“As a school we are always keen to raise funds for the NHS, in recognition of the amazing work that they do. We will continue to do this in the future to inspire our children to become future doctors and nurses.”