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    Weʼve raised £19,546 to assist Alex Tait, amateur League cricketer, with living and family costs after suffering a horrific injury whilst indoor netting in February

    Location
    Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
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    Funded on Friday, 24th March 2017

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    On Monday 13th February whilst netting indoor with Lightcliffe Cricket Club (Bradford League), Alex Tait suffered a horrific injury resulting in over 15 fractured bones in his face. This included fractures to both eye sockets, his skull, nose, cheekbones and forehead.

    Alex was bowling and the cricket ball hit back at him very hard. He unfortunately did not see the ball coming back as it hit him between the eyes. He was taken straight to hospital and admitted for most of the week.

    10 days later and Alex has been informed by Consultants at hospital that he must now endure a number of operations to try and resolve the problems. This will involve an operation to cut from ear to ear, roll back the facial skin and insert metal plates behind the forehead. Further operations on his eyes and nose may then follow and it may be necessary for him to see a neuro specialist about damage to his brain/eyes depending on how the initial operation goes.

    Irrespective of the incredible pain Alex is suffering, and the obvious current limitations on his life, he has been told he will not be able to work again for months to come. He is a family man with a young Son and a baby due in just four months time. Having only recently started a new job he is not entitled to any sick pay other than SSP. This has left Alex in a nightmare position financially. He needs to now focus his attention on recovering from this horrific ordeal which may last for months and even longer to come. He does not need the added stress and worry of providing financially for his young family.

    Alex has played at Lightcliffe CC all his life and is a model Club man. The Cricket Family is renowned for coming together to support each other and Alex is hopeful cricketers around the country will assist his current position and donate a small amount to allow him to continue living whilst he endures the coming months.

    This could have happened to any cricketer any level. Alex appreciates any support you can provide.

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    • Chris Taylor

      Chris Taylor

      2 months ago

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      Chris Taylor

      2 months ago

      Chris Taylor

      UPDATE:- Alex has been back to see the specialist who has removed the stitches from the top of his head. It will be at least another two months off work and potentially two further operations to fix his nose and another on his skull. Still pretty much housebound it is still a long way to recovery but Alex continues to be overwhelmed by the support he has received across the World and is most grateful.

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      3 months ago

      Chris Taylor

      Nearly three weeks on since Alex's horrific injury and he is in good spirits. Alex is very grateful for all the donations as they keep pouring in. Here is a picture update from Alex who returns to hospital and the specialist next week......

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      3 months ago

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    3 months ago

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    783

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 24, 2017

    • David Holmes

      David Holmes

      Mar 24, 2017

      £30.00

    • Lynda Taylor

      Lynda Taylor

      Mar 24, 2017

      Just read online about Alex Tait. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery

      £10.00

    • Glyn Pearson

      Glyn Pearson

      Mar 23, 2017

      Keep in there, Alex. The whole cricket community is behind you

      £20.00

    • Martin  Shaw

      Martin Shaw

      Mar 22, 2017

      Wishing Alex all the best for a speedy recovery

      £20.00

    • c taylor

      c taylor

      Mar 22, 2017

      Get well soon Alex

      £10.00

    • Siddharth Kohli

      Siddharth Kohli

      Mar 22, 2017

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    Chris Taylor

    Chris Taylor

    Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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