Cullercoats Brownies help oncology unit
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
A huge thank you to 4th Cullercoats Brownies for raising more than £600 for the oncology day unit at North Tyneside General Hospital.
After their former volunteer leader Fiona Bennett passed away in August 2015 due to cancer, the Brownies group, of which Fiona’s daughter Rachel is a member, were moved to hold an event to raise money in Fiona’s name.
The group decided to hold a sponsored silence to raise funds for the unit. All the girls were completely silent for 90 minutes but still managed to have fun playing silent games and challenges, whilst raising £679.87 in the process.
Allison Neilsen, oncology nurse specialist and manager of the oncology day unit, said: “We are touched and extremely grateful that Rachel’s Brownies group decided to raise money for us.
“We were pleased to welcome them to the unit to see how and where their donation will be used to improve our patients’ experiences of receiving their care with us.
“Cancer touches so many people’s lives and Fiona battled her illness with such courage and determination and was always smiling and cheerful.”
The unit is one of a number of specialist cancer services run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust across Northumberland and North Tyneside.