Im­pas­sioned plea from heart at­tack vic­tim at busi­ness awards cer­e­mony

Macclesfield Express - - FIGHT TO SAVE A&E -

A HEART at­tack vic­tim made an im­pas­sioned plea for peo­ple to back the cam­paign to save Mac­cles­field’s A&E dur­ing an ac­cep­tance speech at the North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards.

Nick En­twistle, 28, told the au­di­ence he would have died if it wasn’t for the A&E depart­ment at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal which cared for him when he had the at­tack last year.

He had a blood clot in a main artery from his heart and de­vel­oped chest pain driv­ing home to Mac­cles­field af­ter play­ing football in Manch­ester.

Nick now wants to do all he can to save the depart­ment.

He called on busi­ness lead­ers to join the fight this week when he went on stage to col­lect the so­cial me­dia award for One Minute Briefs and Big Brand Ideas at Mere Golf Club. Nick told the guests how much the A&E meant to him and urged the au­di­ence to get be­hind the cam­paign.

Af­ter­wards, Nick, a so­cial me­dia ex­pert who lives on Catherine Street, Mac­cles­field, said: “I tweeted about how I would be dead if it wasn’t for Mac­cles­field A&E in re­sponse to the cam­paign.

“My best friend Adam Brit­ton said that was re­ally pow­er­ful and that a pic­ture of me say­ing that on a bill­board in Mac­cles­field would have a mas­sive im­pact.

“We were dis­cussing this at the awards and I was in­spired to say some­thing when I got on stage.

“I didn’t know what I was go­ing to say but know how im­por­tant it is, so it just came out.

“I wanted to show my per­sonal con­nec­tion to A&E and how we must fight for it.”

The firms landed the award af­ter driv­ing he NHS Lewisham choir to last year’s Christ­mas num­ber one slot through an in­no­va­tive dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing cam­paign. The cam­paign even earned a retweet from the sin­gle’s main ri­val for the top spot – Justin Bieber.

Now Nick is join­ing the Ex­press in its bid to save the depart­ment by launch­ing a ma­jor so­cial me­dia cam­paign to run along­side our own. He also says he can make a film about the is­sue.

Nick, cre­ative di­rec­tor at Mag­nafi in Manch­ester, said: “It’s amaz­ing what’s pos­si­ble, we can pro­mote the cam­paign and I have

Nick En­twistle with his #LoveYourNHS ap­peal

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