Charge Nurse Francis Millan and Healthcare Assistant Jodie Insley with the tools


One of the last donations of equipment made in 2014 was a set of arthroscopy instruments which are used to help stabilise shoulder joints during surgery.

Kathryn Lawrence, Richard Dodd, Chrysanda Gilbert, Doris Froggatt, Santa and Heather Green standing next to the raffle prizes


2014’s Christmas Raffle was drawn, in Out Patients in the Hospital of St Cross on Friday 19th December, and exceeded all hopes and expectations by raising a staggering £2,727, which is approximately 3 times the average amount achieved in recent years.

Bella's buddies, dedicated to raising money for the cause


On Sunday 7th December , three supporters and their dog completed the 5k UHCW Charity Jingle Jog at Ryton Pools and have raised £840 so far in aid of the Appeal.

Nurse Claudio Fazi with the new bed


The Friends of St Cross have donated a special hospital bed which can be adjusted to suit the needs of taller and heavier patients.

Deputy Mayor Richard Dodd, Tracey Lennard and Kathryn Lawrence


On Thursday 4th December Friends Committee Members, Tracey Lennard and Kathryn Lawrence decorated a tree for the Festival of Christmas Trees at St Andrews Church.