Surgery team’s efforts just the tonic for raising money

Dr Chris Waite, Helen Dempster, Eileen Davidson and Lauren Cockburn from Felton Surgery took on the zip-wire challenge.

Dr Chris Waite, Helen Dempster, Eileen Davidson and Lauren Cockburn from Felton Surgery took on the zip-wire challenge.

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A team from Felton Surgery raised in the region of £1,700 for Pancreatic Cancer Research – a cause which is close to their hearts.

They were among kind-hearted residents from around north Northumberland who took on the Tyne Bridge Zip Wire on Sunday, April 17.

The zip slide off the iconic bridge started from the Newcastle side, travelling diagonally across the River Tyne for 230metres before finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river.

The group of four consisted of Dr Chris Waite, Helen Dempster, Eileen Davidson and Lauren Cockburn.

Telling the Gazette why the quartet decided to raise money for the cause, Helen said: “It is a charity that is very close to all our hearts.

“Our friend Dr Mark Horner, who was the village GP for 30 years, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago and Lauren has just lost her grandfather to the illness.

“We do not have a final figure yet, but hopefully have about £1,700.”

To donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/eileen-davidson3