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Chris Withers

Cotton to Karystos for BHF

I am restoring a Ferrari and driving to Greece for British Heart Foundation because The NHS saved my life.

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British Heart Foundation

We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.

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In 1987, I suffered a heart attack due to stress. That I am here now is entirely due to my GP who attended me at home at 7.30am and insisted that I went to West Suffolk Hospital in case there were "complications". He was right, at 12.30pm, I went out like a light and into Ventricular Fibrillation and they had to shock me to get my heart in rhythm again and brought me round. If I had been anywhere else, I would have just dropped down dead. The hospital was wonderful  and once I had recovered, I told my GP that I wanted to do something positive for our Health Service.

An old school friend of mine, Roger Borrell lives a simple life in Karystos, Greece with his wife, Myra. Unfortunately he has been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.

So, I felt that if we chose Karystos as the destination, we could fundraise for both the British Heart Foundation and Parkinsons during the restoration of an important Ferrari 308GTB, promotional events and the journey to Karystos itself. The car will be adorned with sign writing and corporate sponsors stickers.  We are hoping for local and national exposure and also hope for support from the Ferrari Owners Clubs in both UK and Greece.

See www.gtbrestorations.co.uk/charity and also https://ferrarifundraiser.wordpress.com for our blog, photos and progress on the restoration.                                                          

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