YOUNG accountants from Teesside have given vital backing to a hospital which helps poorly children.
Raffles and a quiz evening were among the events held by branches of the Northern Chartered Accountant Student Society (NCASS) on Teesside and Tyneside.
They raised £2,293.58 for the Tiny Lives charity and young chartered accountants Ele Brown and Samantha Hill visited the neonatal unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle to hand over the money.
Samantha said: “We are all delighted with the amount we have managed to raise and would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support for Tiny Lives.
“Every year, 600 premature or ill newborn babies from right across the North-East are admitted to the neonatal Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Tiny Lives offers vital services such as education and training, funding for research and help with equipment and expenses for parents who may have to travel often and from some distance to the unit.
“I am just extremely happy that we are able to help in some small way with this money.” Tiny Lives administrator Louise Carroll said: “The amount raised by the young charted accountants is wonderful. All their hard work has paid off and without supporters like these Tiny Lives would not be able to fund vital, cutting edge equipment, the cost of specialist staff training and conferences, and helping parents from across the region with travel and parking costs.”