Gary sets charity goal

November 03 2017

FORMER Bristol City manager Gary Johnson has launched an £830,000 appeal for Bristol Heart Institute.

FORMER Bristol City manager Gary Johnson has launched an £830,000 appeal for Bristol Heart Institute. 

Johnson, now manager of Cheltenham Town and father of City coach Lee Johnson,  was keen to back the fund after having triple heart bypass surgery at the BHI in March.

He said: "I can’t say how much I appreciate the amazing care and support I received from all the staff at the BHI. I wouldn’t be here without them and I can’t thank them enough.”

The appeal will raise funds to buy the latest surgical and diagnostic equipment for the city centre BHI, which reats 40,000 patients each year, performing over 500 keyhole surgeries a month and 17,000 diagnostic scans annually, at a cost of £46 million.

https://www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk/appeal/bhiappeal