A COAGH man is selling his home grown vegetables at a weekly stall in Cookstown to raise money for Cardiac Surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
Gordon Bell had life-saving surgery on June 17, 2009 and was effectively brought back to life by the team of surgeons.
In 2010, Gordon, who admitted he was never the green-fingered sort, planted potatoes and other vegetables on his land, and from then on, his life changed.
“I took the decision, with my Christian beliefs, that I wanted to help other people. I felt I wanted to give something back and to say ‘thank-you’ to those who saved my life and looked after me so well when I was in hospital,” he told the MAIL.
Each year, Gordon has raised a substantial amount of money and since the beginning of August this year, Gordon has taken over a stall outside The Hub on the Burn Road each Saturday.
So far this year, Gordon has raised £2,500 which he presented on Saturday to a representative from the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Read the full story in this week’s Mid-Ulster Mail