How to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of your Heart Transplant!

A massive Thank you to Marie (2nd Left) and her Friends Helen, Vicky and Holly who recently took part in the Great Manchester Run on Marie’s 2nd Anniversary of her Heart Transplant and have raised £6000 for New Start

Lighting up Derbyshire

A massive Thank you to Julie and Mark Peacock for opening up their Garden over Christmas for the public to view their amazing Christmas Lights. They raised an enormous £3576 for New Start.

Its a huge amount of work for the couple. They start putting the lights up in October and have just finished taking them down now. The event was well supported by the local community with over £500 being raised on Christmas Eve alone.

Julie and Mark Peacock
Just a sample of the Christmas Light Display

Fundraising in Lancaster

A big Thank you to Diane Hodgson, Family and Friends who organised a Charity Night and raised a whopping £2465. The Evening was organised in memory of her Sister Pamela who sadly passed away in 2021.

Special thanks to Persimmon Homes who generously donated to the total.

Jake works out for New Start

Young Jake decided he wanted to raise some cash for New Start in memory of his Grandfather David. He decided to do some form of cardio vascular exercise every Day for a Month and raised a fantastic £510. Well done Jake and Thank you from everyone at the Unit.


Wigwam® Holidays Presents: At Home, Outdoors – a video series telling stories that
showcase extraordinary connections with the great outdoors.
The latest episode; Electric Cranks, features an inspiring group of heart and lung
transplant patients from Wythenshawe Hospital who used e-bikes to cycle 100 miles
across the UK along the classic ‘Coast to Coast’ Route 72 from Bowness-on-Solway to
South Shields.
The riders are themselves ‘e-humans’ with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) –
mechanical heart pumps powered by large external batteries – fitted and connected via
an abdominal driveline.
Dr Steven Shaw, Consultant Cardiologist, said “These are patients whose hearts had
completely failed, and they were at the point of imminent death. It’s just wonderful to see
how much of a restoration of life this treatment was able to give.”
The patients completed the challenge in order to further pioneer the effectiveness of the
LVAD and raise awareness of those living with severe heart failure and an LVAD. They
also generated funds for New Start (Wythenshawe Hospital Transplant Fund).
Charles Gulland, Managing Director for Wigwam Holidays, said “We are absolutely
delighted to support the Electric Cranks in providing accommodation and donation for
this incredibly inspirational team. We share their relentless enthusiasm for the great
outdoors and the belief in the health and wellbeing benefits that contact with nature
affords us.”
The Electric Cranks have been labelled the ‘flagship patients’ for Wythenshawe Hospital
for their determination to enjoy the outdoors and ability to inspire those around them
and already they are planning their next fundraising cycling journey

the Transplant unit Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Rd Manchester M23 9LT