The club recently appealed to fans to back the charity hospice's bid to buy new beds, urging them to 'bring a quid' to our match against Norwich City.

Bucket collection volunteers were stationed around the temporarily-renamed Captain James Cook Stadium as we celebrated all that's great about our region with Enjoy Tees Valley.

And fans of both Boro and Norwich responded in emphatic fashion, raising what is Teesside Hospice's record amount for a single collection.

Mandy Burns, Nurse Practitioner at Teesside Hospice, said: “We are blown away by the support of the Boro fans. As a nurse, I know how important it is that we upgrade all 10 beds in our Inpatient Unit.

"We want to be able to give all our patients the best possible experience when they are in our care, and these new specialist beds will really help to keep people rested and pain free.

"It is amazing that we can now buy almost two of the 10 beds needed because of the fans' support - we can’t say thank you enough.”

Teesside Hospice recently launched the Patient Comfort Appeal and are aiming to buy ten new beds at a cost of £4,900 a bed. 

The funds raised by Boro supporters mean one of those beds is already secured, and the Hospice are well on the way to a second. 

Thank you once again for your enormous generosity.

It adds to a contribution made earlier this season, when four of Boro's first team players took part in the Hospice Hipster challenge and raised £10,000 for the Hospice through donations and sponsorship. 

There's still time to support the Patient Comfort Appeal