Sir Alex Ferguson raised £400k for the NHS after his life-saving operation
That's one hell of a thank you
Sir Alex Ferguson's recovery since his brain haemorrhage last year has been nothing short of remarkable. The legendary football manager who led Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles could have died if it were not for the heroic work of the NHS surgeons who saved his life.
Now he's back on his feet, going to Old Trafford on a regular basis to watch the club with whom he won two Champions League titles.
As an act of gratitude to the NHS for their life-saving work, Sir Alex organised a fundraising party, which was attended by many footballing figures including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The party, hosted by actor and United fan James Nesbitt managed to raise a staggering £405,000, according to reports.
“It raised a lot of money but Alex was determined that all of it should go to the NHS," a source told the Sun.
Ferguson required emergency surgery last year when he suffered a seizure in his Cheshire home. He spent four days in intensive care before being discharged.
Ferguson is a long time supporter of the Labour party and holds the National Health Service in high regard.
Back in 2009, in an interview with the New Statesman, he told Alastair Campbell: "All my life I’ve seen Labour as the party working to get better health care for ordinary people, and the Tories really only caring about the people at the top. The NHS is definitely better after 12 years of Labour."