The Geraldine Nuttall Fund

Geraldine was originally from Lancashire, where her Stepmother and siblings still live, She worked in catering before completing her medical training in Portsmouth, where she met her husband, Stephen who is our Treasurer. The couple later moved to the North East, settling in Brotton, a small East Cleveland village which they both loved.


In 2001 Geraldine became a Nurse Practitioner at a dedicated practice in Middlesbrough which cared for asylum seekers. Through this work, she made friends from every corner of the globe and never stopped advocating for the rights of refugees. Geraldine was also a member of Soroptimist International Middlesbrough Club which she loved for its inclusivity and cultural diversity, and one of her many strengths was her ability to hear and respect everyone’s views. Geraldine never lost her capacity to cater and organised many social events to raise funds for both MTF and its partner charity, Justice First. Her rallying cry was that she: “Never knowingly under catered” and those who enjoyed the fruits of her culinary skills will agree!


Throughout her life, Geraldine gave her time and energy to others, particularly through her Soroptimist Programme Action work, her fundraising for refugees and her active membership of the Labour Party. Our refugee friends in need of funds to support specific health-related issues can apply for help through the Geraldine Nuttall Fund. It is a fitting memorial to Geraldine that her compassion will live on through the work of Mary Thompson Fund. All our lives were enriched for having known her.