The club has raised a total of £2,500 for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s therapeutic care team through the sales of a new NHS clothing range, which has now completely sold out. 

The hoodies and t-shirt bear the club’s badge and NHS logo, as well as the slogan ‘Love Middlesbrough, Love the NHS.’

Jo-Ann Swinnerton, MFC’s head of retail, said: “During this pandemic the NHS has been the shining light in such a dark time.  Middlesbrough is a football club that is the centre of that community.

“As a thank you we wanted to produce something that people could wear with pride while contributing to a really worthwhile cause. Donating the funds to our local hospital has been an honour. 

“I’ve recently been to see the therapeutic team at James Cook and it was very emotional and a proud day for myself and the club to see the difference the funds have made.”

The donation has enabled the trust’s therapeutic care team to buy items for its hub as well as items for patients and their families. 

Debi Mckeown, lead therapeutic care nurse, said: “This donation will allow us to further improve out patient’s experience. We have been able to buy activity kits, whiteboards, and games, arts and crafts which are now all readily available and accessible.

“It’s wonderful to have such amazing community support, we all really appreciate it and it will make a huge difference.”