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Local Wigan Restauranteur Raises Money for WWL

Newsdate: 21 March 2017 Gallimore Donation

Local restauranteur Howard Gallimore, owner of Gallimore’s Restaurant in Wigan has been hard at work raising money for WWL. In the last six months, Mr Gallimore has raised £1,500 for the Three Wishes charity Wrightington Wish Fund and he has no plans to stop.

At the age of 16, Mr Gallimore suffered from Osteomyelitis creating the need for a steel plate to be implanted in his hip. After some time, the effects of the steel plate started to have an impact on his knees, leading Mr Gallimore to seek the help of Professor Tim Board, Orthopaedic Consultant at Wrightington Hospital. Professor Board offered to re-build Mr Gallimore’s hip and following a very successful reconstructive surgery, Mr Gallimore is back in tip top shape.

Wanting to give back to WWL for all of the help he received and after hearing that Professor Board was competing in the Iron Man competition to raise money for Wrightington Hospital, Mr Gallimore set about with his own fundraising mission in his restaurant. He collected donations from his patrons and friends and managed to raise £1000 which he instantly donated to the Three Wishes Wrightington Wish Fund.

Mr Gallimore said, “I really wanted to say thank you in a big way for all that Professor Board and WWL have done for me by helping me to get my full mobility back. I can’t think of a better way to spend this money than by giving back to a wonderful hospital that has helped me and so many others in the community.”

Following the success of the first fundraising attempt, Mr Gallimore held a Christmas Raffle at the restaurant and raised an additional £500 that he once again donated to WWL and Wrightington Hospital. And the generosity doesn’t stop there; Mr Gallimore is planning more fundraising activities such as his Easter Raffle that is now taking place in his restaurant.

Of the very generous donation, Professor Tim Board said, “It has been an absolute delight looking after Mr Gallimore over the last year and the funds raised by him and his customers will help the Wrightington Wish Fund to continue to support vital projects and research that will improve the care of our patients in the future.”