17 January 2013

To raise the money the staff held a home-baked cake sale, a raffle and hung donations on the department’s Christmas tree instead of sending each other cards.

Department manager Patricia Spiers said: “We have given money for the last two years because it helps local people.”

The service is run by a not for profit social enterprise called Tameside Cancer Complementary Community Interest Company, which was formed by patients and staff members ofTamesideHospital.

Managing Director Tom Neve, who accepted the donation, said: “All the money we receive is only used to deliver therapies for the patients of Tameside and Glossop.

“Patients say the sessions give them a chance to unwind, de-stress and help them to cope with their clinical treatments. They can feel low but these complementary therapies are something that make them feel better about themselves.”