John Hilton, known more fondly as ‘Honest John’, has supported County Durham & Darlington NHS Trust Charity since 2017 donating £6000.00 in total towards the MRI Scanner Appeal and has stepped up again to support the 2020 for 2020 Appeal. The 2020 Appeal is challenging businesses, groups, associations or individuals to pledge to raise £1000 during 2020 to help build a centre of excellence for cancer care in County Durham.

John signed his pledge to raise £1000.00 as part of our 2020 Campaign for the appeal and this week donated a cheque to Trust Chair Professor Paul Keane OBE for a total of £1500.00.

Professor Keane said, “We are delighted to receive this wonderful support from Honest John and his customers in Newton Aycliffe. We hope this very generous donation will help to inspire other businesses to get behind this campaign and help us improve our cancer facilities within County Durham.”

Honest John has joined others who have already made their pledge for the 2020 Appeal including Sparta Group, Maguire’s Country Parks, Frank’s for Flooring, Latimer Hinks, Martin Lowes of Capital Radio, Kier Group, Vinci Construction, Sawmills Kitchens, Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Kathryn Fox-Wright and David Head, Corstorphine & Wright (NE) Ltd., Ocreas Financial, The Gym Group, Sawmills Kitchens, Excelpoint Ltd., Go Swim Academy, BT for Business, Nando’s, Alderson Funerals, Highgrove Mortgages, Fatso’s (x 2 locations), Civic Estates, Productive Plus, My Lock Up, Bliss Financial Solutions, Lliane Pacewith, Jack Doyle, The Doyle Family, Snap Fitness, Councillor Mike Renton, Darlington Ward, Messy Hands Productions, Cleaning Angels, Ellie Jackson, Ann Coxon, Leggs Fashion, Brown’s Hairdressers, Shotton Hall Academy, Nick and Sandy Wallis, The Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington, Freemen of Durham City, Shakespeare Temperance Trust, Castle Insurance, Sherry Fairbairn & Tony Clark, Ramside Golf, Freemason’s Chapter of Vigilance, St Cuthbert’s Lodge and Province of Durham and of course the lovely ‘Honest John’ in Newton Aycliffe.

We are so grateful to everyone for their support and we hope it inspires others to join them.

If you or your business want to be a part of the 2020 Challenge – pledging to raise a minimum of £1000 for our charity appeal during 2020 – please call us now on 01325 743781.