Northampton General gets new life-saving Machine24/08/2016
We're really proud to announce that a team from Wollaston BMW and MINI this week presented Northampton General Hospital with the funds to purchase a life-saving plasma exchange machine.
The money for the machine was raised by the during 2015, with the majority collected during a charity auction and an epic 1,000 mile cycle ride from BMW’s headquarters in Munich to Wollaston. Michael York, Jon Baish, Peter White and Dan Bailey left Munich on Sunday, 7 June 2015, cycling through Paris on to London and Oxford before completing the ride some 14 days later.
Reflecting on the challenge, Michael York, Wollaston’s General Service Manager, who had undergone a kidney transplant just two years before the starting gun was fired, said: “If someone had told me when I was undergoing my kidney transplant that I would be cycling home from Munich in a couple of years, I would never have thought it possible. To have done so and to have raised a bucket load of money to fund such an important piece of kit for the hospital that helped me is just tremendous!”
Head of Business at Wollaston, David Glover commented: “Today is a proud day for Wollaston knowing that we have provided a life-saving piece of equipment for our local hospital. So many people supported our ambitious goal – the team of cyclists, the two support drivers Danny Clancy and Andrew Payne, our headline sponsors Old House Pub & Kitchen and Oradi Dental, our suppliers, local businesses, customers new and old, and staff across the Group – and again we thank each of them.
“The plasma exchange machine on the Finedon Ward of the hospital will make a huge difference to local people suffering from kidney disease.”