STAFF at a doctors surgery have been pulling out all the stops for charity. The Tardis Surgery in Cheadle has recently presented a cheque for £1,580 to the Dougie Mac after a team from the Queen Street surgery took part in the charity's annual Moon Light Fundraiser Walk earlier this year. The Tardis walking team included: Dr Kevin Upton, Julie Finney, Sylvia Hodson, Charlotte Hoskins, Tammy Fowell and her family members Shelley Barrett, Sue Lowe, Olivia Lowe and Darcey Barrett.
The team also included Carol Clowes and Lucy Rushton from Ratcliffe’s Chemist.
Dr Upton started his walk from Cheadle to Newcastle, walking an additional 15 miles before joining the team for the ten mile ‘Glow in the Moonlight’ walk.
Julie Finney said: “The Dougie Mac is a local hospice serving our area. We all know someone who has benefitted from their care.
“The Dougie Mac does not just care for patients in their last few days, but also newly diagnosed patients and their families, helping with all kinds of back up and support.
“We were very pleased to raise a total of £1,580 for this wonderful charity and we thank everyone who sponsored us.”
The latest fund-raiser at the Tardis Surgery was for another charity which is close to the hearts of staff at the surgery.
For the third year running, The Tardis Surgery hosted a Charity Cake Stall on National Breast Care Day – on Friday, October 19.
This year they raised a total of £173 for the Breast Cancer Care charity. Julie said: “This charity is very close to our hearts, along with many patients, family and friends.
“Also having two members of staff already gone through treatment, we now have our dispenser Tammy Fowell going through the ordeal of chemotherapy and surgery.
“With her strong and determined attitude we will help fundraise towards research so that no more ladies have to suffer.
“We would like to thank everyone who donated home-made cakes and supported us for another successful fund-raising day.”
Staff at The Tardis Surgery are urging women, who may not have replied to an invitation to have their breasts screened, to give the North Midlands Breast Screening Service a call to book an appointment. The service, which covers the Cheadle area, can be contacted on 0300 1231463.
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