Mickey T completes a walk of thanks
Former Manchester United player Mickey Thomas made it to the top of Mount Snowdon on Saturday, after hiking up the Welsh mountain to raise money for the NHS trust that saved his life.
The ex-midfielder was given the all-clear of stomach cancer in November 2021, following a 10-month battle with the illness.
Thomas planned a sponsored walk up Snowdon as a way of giving back to the NHS, and set out to raise £20,000 in collaboration with NHS Wales charity, Blue Sky North Wales.
The 67-year-old was joined by members of the team who performed his life-saving surgery at Wrexham's Maelor Hospital, as well as close family, friends and local supporters in celebrating his huge milestone.
The money raised will help other patients who are being cared for at the hospital, specifically in the Upper G.I. Surgery Unit, where his life-saving surgery took place.
So far the former Wales international has raised over £12,000 towards his target of £20,000.
On reaching the summit, Mickey told us: "It was tough but I'm delighted to make it to the top of Snowdon because it means a lot to me and obviously to the charity, which is a great cause. Everyone who participated made it to the top has been magnificent, they've all made it to the top.
"I'd like to thank everyone for their support and for all the money they have donated. People are suffering with cancer and the money raised will help them get better. Thanks very much from the bottom of my heart."
Congratulations on your achievement, Mickey!
HOW TO DONATE
Mickey's JustGiving page will remain open until the end of August. You can make a donation online here.
Alternatively, you can donate £5 to the cause by texting the word ‘MICKEY’ to 70575. Thank you.