A good way to help a charity is to “dig deep” but one North East charity is taking that literally by planting trees.
North East charity Bright Red has supported haematology treatment and research within the region since 1988. They are based at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital and receive no government funding instead of relying entirely on fundraising to help them with their work. Part of their work is the funding of Haematology Nurse Specialists at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Wansbeck General Hospital, North Tyneside General Hospital and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.
Bright Red has secured a site at Northumberlandia near Cramlington to create their own woodland memorial.
Supporters will have the opportunity to plant their own tree or purchase a tree to be planted on their behalf as part of the woodland memorial, a lasting memorial to celebrate a loved one, and a gift that will last for generations.
The event on December 11th will have time slots from 9am to 3.10pm, every 10 minutes and each slot can have six people present from the same family for planting.
Lisa Saxton from Bright Red said:
“Planting a memorial tree for a loved one is a touching and everlasting way to remember their life and acts as a tribute.
“It’s a lovely site which you can visit at any time and has a perfect vantage spot from the top of Northumberlandia – Lady of the North, and of course it will help us to continue our important work supporting patients, families and their carers affected by blood cancer across our region,” she said.
For more information see www.brightred.org.uk