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Charities Cup supports Berwick physio

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Funds raised at the Berwick Charities Football Cup have gone towards helping patients receiving physiotherapy in Berwick Infirmary.

Over the last two years, £1,000 raised at the matches has enabled various pieces of equipment to be bought for the department, including an oximeter which is used by patients in the lung rehabilitation class and monitors their oxygen levels to allow them to exercise safely.

Nicola Karolewski, superintendent physiotherapist at Berwick Infirmary (pictured above with Les Chappell and Jimmy Gargan from the Charities Cup), said: “We would like to thank everyone involved with the charity football cup for their generous donation.

“As a trust, we always aim to provide as much care close to people’s homes as possible and this donation will help improve our patients’ experiences of having treatment with us.”

The Charities Cup is a knock-out competition run by volunteers who arrange a series of matches at the Stanks during the summer. Money collected at the games goes towards good causes in Berwick and the surrounding district.

Twenty-seven teams entered the 2014 competition, which saw Ayton Amateurs pick up the trophy.

 

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