Back in May, Dave contacted us regarding an fundraiser he was running in June called The Paul Savage Music Marathon. The event took place in honour of the wonderful Paul Savage who sadly passed away in 2017. Paul was born with a deadly heart condition that required him to have a transplant 22 years ago. The diligent work of The Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association ensured that Paul found a matching donor and he was given a new lease of life. Paul went on to compete in the Transplant Games, winning medals and inspiring many people along the way. He spent the next 22 years of his life living life to it’s fullest and taking part in many events to raise money for FHLTA.
“He was adored by his beautiful family and was an inspiration to many people and made many friends, he was kind, funny, understanding and most of all brave, as he never complained, and even in the hard times he still had time for a friend. He embodied the saying ‘Life is a Journey, Go and Live it’ and he did. He was my best friend and I loved him like a brother and on his death, I made a promise that I would continue the good work he did for this wonderful charity.
I am thankful I had the privilege of having such a wonderful friend and me amongst many others will miss this great man dearly but with the help of you, we can continue to raise as much cash for a wonderful charity in his honour and keep his memory burning as bright as the stars” – David
You can read more about Paul’s inspiring story and the charity here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulsavagemusicmarathon.
Dave wanted to carry on the great work Paul did to raise money for the FHLTA and got in touch with us regarding donating a prize for his event. We were delighted to hear that the fundraiser was a great success and Dave kindly sent us some photos of the night! Dave hopes to continue raising money for the Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association in honour of his best friend. So far, they have raised almost £4500!
We wish Dave the greatest success in all of the future fundraisers he runs.