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'Thank you for all your support' says wife of heart transplant dad

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'Thank you for all your support' says wife of heart transplant dad

The wife of a Wigan man who has lost vital finances as he lies in a hospital bed has said she “cannot thank people enough” for their outpouring of support.

Louise Hughes, 24, has received hundreds of pounds of donations in less than 48 hours after a public appeal was launched to help the young family whose benefits have been cut.

Dave, who is recovering in hospital, with George

Her husband, Dave Hughes, is currently in the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle having undergone a heart transplant at the end of February.

The 32-year-old from Whelley had been receiving a Personal Independence Payment and his wife was also receiving a carers’ allowance up until a month ago when the funds were stopped as Dave had been in hospital care for over a month.

The couple. who have a 19-month-old son together, George, have been growing increasingly concerned for their future without the £600 a month windfall.

A friend of Louise, who is also a frequent visitor to the Freeman Hospital because of her partner’s ill health, set up a fundraiser at the end of last week to help Louise and Dave pay basic bills and to help Louise cover costs in caring for George.

The appeal raised more than £350 in just 24 hours and donations continue to come in. Touched by the generosity of family, friends and strangers, Louise said: “I cannot thank people enough. I was in shock when I saw the appeal and that people want to help so much. We appreciate everything everyone is doing so much.”

Louise has also received support from a company who specialises in helping carers, who have offered to find ways to help her with her travelling costs.

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