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Keep-fit cash has nurses jumping for joy

CASH BOOST ... Keep Fit association treasurer Barbara Carter, right, hands over a cheque for �1,000 to, from left, Macmillans Bev Ferguson, Tracy Lindsay and Karen Humphreys.

CASH BOOST ... Keep Fit association treasurer Barbara Carter, right, hands over a cheque for �1,000 to, from left, Macmillans Bev Ferguson, Tracy Lindsay and Karen Humphreys.

KEEP-fit enthusiasts in South Tyneside will have nurses jumping for joy.

Members of South Tyneside Keep Fit Association have donated £1,000 to Macmillan Cancer nurses.

The group, which has members aged from 16 to people in their 80s, trains at St Bede’s Church Hall in Westoe Road, South Shields.

It raises money every year through raffles, workshops and donations.

Association chairman Adrienne Dibble, who is also a volunteer with the League of Friends of South Tyneside Hospitals, said: “We try to keep our donations to local causes and, in the past, we’ve given money to the stroke unit and to the special care baby unit at the hospital.

“Many of our members have had experience of cancer, either personally or through relatives and friends.

“When it was suggested that the money they had raised should go to the Macmillan cancer nurses, they were very happy to go along with that.”

The cheque was handed over to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s Macmillan Cancer lead nurse, Karen Humphreys, and cancer nurse specialists Tracy Lindsay and Bev Ferguson.

Mrs Humphreys said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to the South Tyneside Keep Fit Association for this generous donation, which will be used for educational purposes, so that we can further improve outcomes for patients.”

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