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Help for Heroes charity ball success

The hard work and effort of local hospital staff in organising a charity event for the Help for Heroes charity has paid off as they are able to hand over nearly £2,000 in proceeds.

Staff on ward 32 at Darlington Memorial Hospital, planned and organised a charity ball back in September of this year. They managed to sell over 80 tickets and in total the event raised £1, 960.

The staff donated the proceeds from the ball to the Help for Heroes charity and the money will support the development of a rehabilitation centre at Catterick.

Sister Margaret Clothier, Ward 32, Darlington Memorial Hospital said: "I was absolutely delighted with the total. I was also grateful for the support I received from colleagues and hospital staff. On the evening many of those who attended were hospital staff, their friends and family. A lot of the surgeons on my ward are linked to the armed forces and my brother was in the air force so it is something that I am close to. When I heard about the plans for the rehab centre at Catterick I just felt it was something positive that we could support locally and really a worthy cause."

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital