A Wales football legend’s dream of raising thousands of pounds for Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been given a huge boost thanks to a local business
A charity dinner organised by Wrexham Lager raised an incredible £5,000 that has all been donated to the Upper GI unit at the hospital, which saved Mickey Thomas’s life.
The former Manchester United player was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2019. His symptoms included having difficulty swallowing and weight loss.
His tumour was so big that his ribs had to be broken to remove it but luckily his surgeon-Andrew Baker managed to remove all of it.
To thank Mr Baker and his incredible team, including site lead nurse, Michelle Curtis, Mickey will be walking up Snowdon on June 18, reuniting with his medical team who will be walking alongside him.
Michelle Curtis said: “We want to say a big thank you for this £5,000 donation made more special because of the involvement of one of our patients.
“We will be using the money towards our goal of securing an integrated laparoscopic theatre in Wrexham which will allow continuous improvements in the surgical management of Upper GI cancer patients.
“Thank you for continuing to support specialist Upper GI cancer surgical services in the North Wales centre in Wrexham and in Wales as a whole.”
Joining them will be Mickey’s supports, friends and family, and there may even be a few famous faces!
Mickey is hoping as many people as possible will join him on the route which is the easiest way up Snowdon. The Llanberis PYG track covers 7.8 miles in total.
Places are still available. Click here to register or call 07966509692.