Birthday celebrations raise £600 for charity

20141024- Joan Wood 80th birthday cheque. 'Joan Wood celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends at a party at Brechin Bowling Club. Joan had asked for donations rather than presents and would like to thank everyone who helped raise �600.'The money was handed over to Stracathro Stroke Unit's patients comfort fund and will go towards the purchase of supportive chairs. Joan who worked at Stracathro Hospital for twenty-nine years as a nursing auxiliary and then as a volunteer after she retired, said "she wanted to contribute something back to her second home".'Pictured at the cheque handover are Joan, son Raymond and daughter in law Sandra and Charge Nurse Sandie Japp. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

20141024- Joan Wood 80th birthday cheque. 'Joan Wood celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends at a party at Brechin Bowling Club. Joan had asked for donations rather than presents and would like to thank everyone who helped raise �600.'The money was handed over to Stracathro Stroke Unit's patients comfort fund and will go towards the purchase of supportive chairs. Joan who worked at Stracathro Hospital for twenty-nine years as a nursing auxiliary and then as a volunteer after she retired, said "she wanted to contribute something back to her second home".'Pictured at the cheque handover are Joan, son Raymond and daughter in law Sandra and Charge Nurse Sandie Japp. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

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A former nursing auxiliary from Stracathro Hospital has used a special occasions to fund raise for the hospital.

Joan Wood, who worked at Stracathro Hospital for 29 years as a nursing auxiliary and then as a volunteer after her retirement, said “she wanted to contribute something back to her second home”.

At her 80th birthday celebrations at Brechin Bowling Club, Joan asked friends and family to give a donation in lieu of presents, and as a result she was able to donate a cheque for £600 to Stracathro Stroke Unit’s patients comfort fund. The money will go towards the purchase of supportive chairs.

She presented the cheque to charge nurse Sandie Japp last Friday, along with her son Raymond and daughter-in-law Sandra. Joan has thanked all those who donated.