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Cash donation helps treatment for cancer

Prostate cancer �356.70 cheque presentation at North Tyneside General Hospital (left to right-back row) John Marshall-volunteer, Pauline Bagnall-nurse, Ray Hardman-volunteer, Doris McLaughlan-volunteer anbd (front three-left to right) Jean Cawkwell-Momentum charity, Len Simpson-handing over the cheque and Angela Johnstone from Momentum charity. REF 1208135295

Prostate cancer �356.70 cheque presentation at North Tyneside General Hospital (left to right-back row) John Marshall-volunteer, Pauline Bagnall-nurse, Ray Hardman-volunteer, Doris McLaughlan-volunteer anbd (front three-left to right) Jean Cawkwell-Momentum charity, Len Simpson-handing over the cheque and Angela Johnstone from Momentum charity. REF 1208135295

Hundreds of pounds has been donated to a hospital unit to help patients receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

Len Simpson, president of The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (known as the Buffs), held a social evening in Blyth to help fund complementary therapies for patients.

The therapies, such as acupuncture, help alleviate the side effects of some treatments and are funded by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Momentum charity.

The money – £356.70 – was presented to Pauline Bagnall, uro-oncology nurse specialist at Northumbria Healthcare, and Jean Cawkwell and Angie Johnstone, from Momentum.

Len, from Seghill, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, said: “I’ve chosen Momentum as my charity for my year in office.

“Although I haven’t used the complementary therapies service myself, it’s reassuring to know that it’s there if I need it. I’ve heard excellent reports about it with men saying it really helps them while undergoing treatment.”

Mrs Bagnall said: “We get excellent feedback from our patients about our complementary therapies service and we’re really pleased to accept this donation.”

 

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