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Injured Ramsbottom chef's charity walk
12:00pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
A CHEF who was left with a fractured skull after an unprovoked attack in Ramsbottom is holding a charity walk to raise money for the hospital that saved him.
Farhad Ghassemi was attacked and kicked in the head in September last year as he made his way home from work at Ramsons restaurant.
A court heard Mr Ghassemi was punched so hard that he fell to the ground and hit his head on the road, and his head was then kicked ‘like a football’ as he lay unconscious.
He subsequently spent six weeks in Salford Royal Hospital, three weeks of which he spent in a coma, and had surgery to remove blood clots on his brain.
The walk will take place tomorrow (SUNDAY) to raise money for the people who helped him.
Mr Ghassemi said: “They saved my life. I would have been dead if it wasn’t for them.
“The nurses did a lot for me. Most of the time I wasn’t myself but from what I have heard they were really helpful.”
The 32-year-old moved from Iran to Ramsbottom and works at Ramsons restaurant alongside his girlfriend, Louise Varley.
She said: “The nurses were incredible and we want to raise some money to show how grateful we are for what they have done.”
The walk will take in Strongstry, Stubbins, and Chatterton and will be followed by a potato, pie and peas at Ramsbottom Civic Hall. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children.
For more details, call Louise on 07854549422 or Jan on 07917426451.
Marcus Dawson, 20, was jailed for five years after admitting a section 18 assault.
Aaron Warrington, 24, was jailed for three years and four months after admitting grievous bodily harm on Mr Ghassemi.
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