Zetland FM Local News - 19th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 19th May 2016.
Officers investigating the death of Lee Pettite charged a 21-year-old man with murder.
Lee was killed in March after a suspected targeted attack near his Bankfields home.
Despite the efforts of paramedics who tried to save him, he died of serious chest injuries.
His funeral was held at the end of March.
Police charged the man with murder late yesterday evening, and he is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court later this morning.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has issued a "thank you" to the 2,500 patients who took part in clinical trials last year, ahead of International Clinical Trials Day.
The awareness event, which tells patients it’s “Okay to Ask” whether they would be suitable to take part in a clinical trial, takes place on tomorrow, and this year coincides with the tenth anniversary of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the organisation behind the event.
For the past decade, the institute has helped to answer key questions for the NHS in partnership with hospital trusts and is taking the opportunity of International Clinical Trials Day to thank the millions of patients who have helped it to “change lives through research”.
And South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which ran 180 research trials involving 2,500 patients last year, is keen to do the same, saying that people who take part in trials can help to improve healthcare for generations to come.
Anna Turley, the MP for Redcar, has abseiled 100ft down the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Marske teenager Georgina Anderson.
Eight of Georgina's close friends also took part in the abseil. For all of them, it was the first time back to the hospital since visiting Georgina during her cancer treatment there.
The event was kicked off by Paul and Helen Anderson, the parents of Georgina Anderson, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in July 2013 after going to the doctors with stomach pains. She underwent chemotherapy but sadly passed away 4 months later.
Georgina's bravery, positivity and musical talent were an inspiration to so many as she battled the disease and shared her amazing voice with the world.
Since her death in November 2013, Georgina's family and friends have raised tens of thousands of pounds in her memory.