Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Wythenshawe NHS Transplant Unit. A cause close to our hearts as they saved the life of the band's Bass Trombone Player.
- Wrexham, North Wales
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On Christmas Eve 2018 as he was about to leave for our last carolling job of the year our beloved Bass Trombone player Martin Bellis received the call from Wythenshawe Transplant Unit that they had found a match. Our MD Scott received a tearful phone call telling him the news he was going to receive the best Christmas present ever, new a heart and lungs.
It has been a long and rocky road to recovery for Martin, with rejection in one of the lungs in the early and having to undergo another gruelling operation to remove part of the new lung.
Martin is back in band and playing his trombone, this wouldn't have been possible without the care he received and continues to from the fantastic team at the transplant unit at Wythenshawe hospital. The band would like to say thank you for everything they have done and giving Martin safely back to us so we would like to raise some money to give back to them and help other people like Martin.
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May 27, 2020
May 15, 2020
Best video of lockdown.
May 12, 2020
I enjoyed my trips to Wythenshawe on Saturday nights watching Martin grow stronger each week. Amazing recovery, amazing man, amazing musician and friend. Well done Wythenshawe and thanks. Xx
May 9, 2020
M and M
May 8, 2020
Transplant recipient: Inspirational!
May 7, 2020
Fay,Alfie and Lottie
May 6, 2020
Myself and my 2 children love this song, we enjoyed your version so much! Beautifully performed, weve now started the day with a smile, thank you all ")
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