The Foam Company agent Neil Kirkpatrick has announced that he has ‘smashed’ his target of £6,000 by raising over £8,000 for the Cyrus hospital that saved his life last year.

Neil was on holiday in July 2015 when he suffered a heart attack, which was followed by a massive Arrhythmia. Cardiologists at the Evangelimos hospital, where he spent three weeks in intensive care, acted swiftly and saved Neil’s life.

To say thank you to the hospital, Neil decided to launch a number of events to raise funds for a new emergency transport ventilator, which costs around £6,000.

A Golf day at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire and an auction took place on 13 May 2016, as well as a sponsored walk that took place on 15 May 2016, raising more than £8,000 altogether.

Speaking to Cabinet Maker, Neil said: “Donations and payments are still coming in but we will break through the £8,000 mark which we are thrilled about. We cannot thank everyone enough, they have been so very generous in many ways and it restores your faith in human nature.

“We have had donations from complete strangers who read our story as well as donations if items for the auction and raffle held on our golf day where 68 players took part.

Neil, who represents Mammoth, Sleepshaper, Revitalise and Highgrove Beds, added: “We are now travelling out to Cyprus to hand over the cheque which will buy this emergency ventilator which will save lives. Once again, we pass on our thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this fantastic amount.”