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growing a mo for East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund because they saved my life 2 years ago when my colon burst

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East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund

We are ECHO Hospital and Community Healthcare Charity, the charity of the East Cheshire NHS Trust. We fund healthcare for patients across our Hospitals at Macclesfield, Knutsford and Congleton and also through our extensive community services.

Charity Registration No. 1059228




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Two years ago the fantastic staff at Macclesfield hospital saved my life. To cut a long story short, my colon burst due to diverticular disease; Mr Khan and Mr Hadjiloucas correctly diagnosed it and operated in the nick of time. (Seriously. Two hours later and I would have been gone.) I had two 6-hour operations 5 months apart, and received superb care from all the staff involved during that period.

So I feel it’s the least I can do to raise a little money to help the hospital. And that’s why, in an event that runs spookily parallel to Movember, I’m growing a moustache for money. Your money. Please help the hospital by giving a little, and by telling all your friends that I'm doing this. Thank you.

Update, 20th November 2012:

By a strange twist of fate I needed the services of Macclesfield hospital's gastro-surgical team again this week! On Thursday 15th I was admitted with severe bowel pains, complications arising from the surgery I had 2 years ago. I had emergency surgery on Friday, and came home again on Monday 19th. Yet again all of the staff were fantastic, and the care I received was second-to-none. I owe my life to Mr Khan, Mr Hadjioucas and now also Mr Sadat & Mr Amin; and I owe a great debt to the tireless nurses on Ward 1.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.




  • Nov 30th
  • Nov 20th -- driving me mad!
  • 8th Nov -- Slow progress! +2