“I always wanted to find a way to say thank you to Harefield Hospital, not only for giving me a new life but for taking a a chance on me and giving me the transplant at all.
“The idea of the fundraiser is both to raise money for research at Harefield and to raise awareness of organ donation,” said Michelle. “It is scary to think that one in three people on the transplant list die waiting on an organ.
“I want to bring awareness to the organ donor register, that is as important as raising money.
“Derry was so, so very supportive of my family when I was ill. I’ll be forever grateful.