Rye warehouseman Terry Cope has been welcomed back to work after the ordeal of an 11 hour operation and spending 237 consecutive days a the Conquest Hospital.
Terry, who works for Bourne’s Removals, has been suffering with Crohn’s disease since 1993.
On his recent return he took part in a fund-raising quiz organised by Bournes in aid of the Removers Benevolent Association.
The quiz night and raffle raised over £290 for the registered charity which provides financial support for affected employees in the trade as well as their dependents.
Kirsty Parsons, from Bournes, said: “The charity is close to the heart of everyone at Bournes having supported two of its employees recently, including Terry, who everyone was very pleased to see on top form at the quiz night, despite being in the last place team who had to console themselves with the Wooden Spoon trophy.”
She added: “Terry sends a big thank you to everyone on De Cham ward for taking care of him.
“Everyone was thrilled to see Terry finally return to work and celebrated with a themed forklift cake.
“A big thank you to all the employees who supported the event and Reason Global Insurance who came along to support us on the night and generously donated raffle prizes.
“The winning team consisting of Eric Bourne, Tom Bourne and Craig Wood from Bournes and Mike, Sarah and Debbie from Reason Global.
“They generously donated their £60 prize winnings back into the fund-raising pot giving a great boost to the overall fund.”