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Friends team up to raise funds for Middlesbrough cancer unit
4:29pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
TWO friends are set to go the extra mile and aim to raise £40,000 to help towards the redevelopment of the haematology day unit at The James Cook University Hospital.
Mark Stewart, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, and Brian Jones will be taking part in a fundraising purple walk at the weekend The 40-year-old, from Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, is a patient on the unit which treats patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders.
As a result of the specialist care and treatment he received at the Middlesbrough hospital, he wanted to thank staff and do something which would help to improve the environment for future patients and support their recovery.
Two purple walks are taking place on Saturday (September 14) around the Tees Barrage area of Stockton, which start at 11am from the slip on Navigation Way, and walkers are encouraged to wear something purple.
Route one is one mile and route two three miles. Both are accessible for wheelchairs, push chairs and buggies and families are encouraged to take part in the walks.
There is no fee to take part but people are encouraged to confirm their attendance and numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org or 07974-122334 if they require further information.
People can make a donation on www.justgiving.com/purplewalk or text - GLAK64 - plus the amount they wish to donate to 70070.
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