22 February 2016
The Macmillan Lung Cancer Team at North Tees Hospital
We would like to say a massive thanks to the Macmillan Lung Cancer Team at North Tees Hospital Jeanette Draffan, Tessa Fitzpatrick, Lisa Cocking, Gill Overton, Amanda McNeany and Moira McHugh who all helped to raise an amazing £5,679 for people affected by cancer.
Jeanette Draffan said ‘The Macmillan Lung Cancer Nursing team from North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust held a Macmillan Lung Cancer Charity Ball on Saturday 14 November. The aim was to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and the North Tees Lung Cancer Trust Fund to provide extra support for Lung Cancer patients both locally and nationally. 275 tickets were bought for the event and these sold out in June 2015! With many more people being added to a waiting list for any returned tickets.
The night was a huge success. Many local companies and individuals donated fabulous raffle and auction prizes and a total of £11, 358 was raised on the night, which was divided equally between the two charities.
We are making this an annual event and the team are planning this year’s Charity Ball to be held on Saturday 26 November at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield.
Liz Airey, Fundraising Manager said; 'The Macmillan Lung Cancer Team at North Tees in Stockton have done fantastic, the work they do is amazing and what a credit to the team to be supported so well.'
Every year 1,088 people will hear the devastating news they have cancer in Stockton.
6,300 people are currently living with and beyond Cancer. More than one in two of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. The feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder. But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is there to support people affected by cancer from the point of diagnosis throughout their journey and after care.
If you’re interested in getting involved with a fundraising please contact Liz Airey, Fundraising Manager on 07801 307012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org