THE family of a man who is on the critical list for a heart transplant are holding a charity night to raise vital funds for the hospital who have provided his care.

Michael Hanlon's family aim to raise as much funds as possible for the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank.

The Evening Times previously reported in December that the dad-of-three suffered a cardiac arrest, which would have claimed his life if he hadn’t had doctors on standby at the hospital.

Michael was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in 2004, when he was 43.

The condition causes an enlarged heart and is the commonest cause of sudden death.

Now the 55-year-old and his family including sons Sean, 30, Michael, 19 and Craig, 17 want to give something back to the hospital.

Sean has organised a charity quiz, race and boogie night at The Admiral Bar on Friday, April 14 to raise funds for the Scottish Cardio Pulmonary Transplant Unit within the hospital where his dad has received care.

Michael, from Knightswood, said: "Having been in the unit for eight months, I see on a daily basis the fantastic job every member of the team does.

"The department only deals with patients other hospitals can't fix. No one who comes here has a straight forward condition.

"Every patient and their family are kept informed every step of the way. They explain everything in simple terms and nothing is too much bother."

He added: "The facilities are fantastic and much of this is down to the generosity of previous patients.

"We want to raise funds to continue enhancing the department and make it more comfortable for patients.

"If I had been in a normal ward there is no way I would have kept my sanity. I ask everyone to come along and support my son, Sean's night. Hopefully I can attend."

Sean added: "My dad is awaiting an emergency heart transplant and as he waits, I am keen to raise as much money as possible for the ward as they do a fantastic job."

The family are looking for a donation of auction prizes and you can get in touch by e-mailing

Entry to the event, which runs from 7pm to 12pm, is £5 and you can register your interest here