Tyne Tunnel operators help in raffle for cancer unit

Shaun Simmons, business support officer at TT2 Limited, and Joanne Hawke, clerical officer at North Tees hospital. Picture by Neil Denham.
Shaun Simmons, business support officer at TT2 Limited, and Joanne Hawke, clerical officer at North Tees hospital. Picture by Neil Denham.

Operators of the Tyne Tunnel are helping raise money for a cancer unit.

TT2 donated a luxury spa voucher to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Breast Cancer Care to help them raise money for the department.

The Tyne Tunnels Community Fund, which was founded by TT2 in November 2016, provided a voucher for a ‘couples retreat spa break’ for Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, worth £480, to the Trust.

It was among a number of prizes used in a raffle to raise money for essential items, including breast screening equipment.

Shaun Simmons, business support officer at TT2 Limited, said: “Cancer is an absolutely horrible illness which touches the lives of most people.

“We were delighted to be able to offer North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Breast Cancer Care a prize for its raffle.

“The Tyne Tunnels provide a service not only to people in our local area, but also to people further afield who travel to Tyneside, and it is important to TT2 that we use the Tyne Tunnels Community Fund to help support people in Tees Valley and the surrounding areas.”

Joanne Hawke, clerical officer at North Tees hospital, said: “On behalf of everyone at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Breast Cancer Care, I’d like to say a huge thank you to TT2 for its generous donation.

“A raffle is only as good as its prizes, and this would be a treat for anyone to win.

“Rockliffe Hall is an amazing spa venue, and we’re certain whoever wins it will have a wonderful time.”