This year’s transplant awareness day raises record totals for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 July 2018

Steve Gazzard with one of the raffle prizes at his Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8282. Picture: Terry Ife

Steve Gazzard with one of the raffle prizes at his Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8282. Picture: Terry Ife

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A transplant awareness event organised by an Exmouth charity champion, has broken all records for fundraising.

Steve Gazzard and his team with one of the raffle prizes at his Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8284. Picture: Terry IfeSteve Gazzard and his team with one of the raffle prizes at his Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8284. Picture: Terry Ife

Steve Gazzard’s annual organ donor awareness event, in The Strand, raised more than £1,500 for the British Lung Foundation.

The event on Saturday, which is held in the memory of Steve’s daughter Sarah Wright, who died while waiting for a double lung transplant, also signed up 22 new organ donors.

There were nearly 50 stalls held at the ‘fun day with a serious message’. There was also a bouncy castle, face painting, music, a tombola and a live auction.

Steve thanked his ‘little band of merry helpers’, everyone who supported the event, adding it was a ‘really fantastic day’.

St Johns Ambulance at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8315. Picture: Terry IfeSt Johns Ambulance at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8315. Picture: Terry Ife

Steve will be taking part in a charity sky dive on Wednesday, August 1, to raise funds for The British Lung Foundation.

People can sponsor him by visiting his organ donor sign up event in The Magnolia Centre on Saturday (July 28) from 11am.

Exmouth Rotary at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8309. Picture: Terry IfeExmouth Rotary at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8309. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth Museum at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8305. Picture: Terry IfeExmouth Museum at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8305. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth branch of the British Legion at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8304. Picture: Terry IfeExmouth branch of the British Legion at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8304. Picture: Terry Ife

Blood Bikes at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8299. Picture: Terry IfeBlood Bikes at the Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8299. Picture: Terry Ife

Transplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8290. Picture: Terry IfeTransplant awareness event. Ref exe 30 18TI 8290. Picture: Terry Ife

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