Unsung Hero 2016 highly commended - Tom Cuthbertson
Tom is a dedicated fundraiser, who has raised over £180,000 for the Brothers in Arms charity since 2008.
Tom’s son Nathan was tragically killed whilst serving in Afghanistan for the British army in 2008 and determined not going to let the memory of his son die, he decided to do something positive in his name, to help other military personnel and their families.
Despite working full time and studying for a degree, Tom has become an ambassador for past and present military personnel and their families. For the past eight years Tom has organised a charity bike ride from Catterick Garrison to Sunderland, with at most, over 200 riders taking part.
His hard work has helped to fund his dream of a memorial wall in Sunderland, which will honour military personnel killed in action - one of the 1st of its kind in the country.
Not happy to stop there, he is now ploughing all his energy into Sunderland Veteran’s Walk.
Tom is described as an extra ordinary individual with a huge determination and desire to succeed in everything he does. He is greatly admired greatly for the work he does in the local community and always going the extra mile to make a difference to improve the lives and wellbeing patients during his day job.
He is immensely proud to work for NEAS, a genuine, caring colleague
and much valued member of our team.