Tynedale torchbearer - Terry Eccles
Last updated at 12:41, Monday, 26 March 2012
KIND-HEARTED Hexham resident Terry Eccles devotes four days of his week driving people to and from hospitals across the region.
As a voluntary driver for the North-East Ambulance Service, Terry clocks up at least 300 miles a day.
As reward for his tireless volunteer work, he has been selected to carry the Olympic Flame in Newcastle on Friday, June 15.
The former youth worker said: “I am flabbergasted that anybody thought I would be a good person to do something like this.
“I do the voluntary work because I think of all the people that used to give me so much attention when I was younger and they inspired me.”
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.