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£2,660raised of £10,616 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,660 to get our Mum repatriated from Spain to a rehabilitation centre in the UK.

    La Cala de Mijas, Spain
    Funded on Sunday, 24th February 2019

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    On 28th January 2018 our mum, Susan Barkes, 68, was involved in a cycling accident near her home in Spain and suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in a subdural hematoma. She was admitted to Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga for urgent medical attention and was placed into a chemically induced coma. She was finally discharged on the 13th July, however, having suffered a stroke and now also being diagnosed with dementia, she has been left severely physically and mentally incapacitated and requires round-the-clock nursing care. For the last 3 months we have been paying for private 24/7 care at her home in Spain, but due to considerable mounting costs, and the fact that her family live and work in the UK, it has become clear that this is not a viable long-term solution.

    We have decided to try and return her back to the UK, to be near to her family, and so that she may continue her rehabilitation with the hope that someday she will be able to regain mobility and neurofunction. Because of the highly specialist care and medication she requires, we need to employ the use of a private medical repatriation service and need to raise £10,616 to bring her back safely.

    These last few months have been a long and heart-breaking journey and we appreciate everyone’s support through this difficult time. Any help to meet the resulting costs of this tragic situation and bring her home to the UK would be greatly appreciated.



    • Adam Barkes2 months ago
      Adam Barkes

      Adam Barkes

      2 months ago

      As many of you may already know, after 10 weeks stuck at Kent & Canterbury Hospital, last Monday Mum was finally transferred to the Holehird home in Cumbria where she will begin a course of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Thank you once again to everyone who has donated and for all the support shown over the last few months.

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    • Adam Barkes4 months ago
      Adam Barkes

      Adam Barkes

      4 months ago

      Big thanks to the company that I work for, Vanquis, who have very kindly agreed to match any donations made by colleagues (currently standing at £350). Mum is now back in the UK although sadly not yet placed in a rehabilitation centre. We're doing everything in our power to make this happen asap, but it seems these things just take time and the system is slow to move. Thanks once more to everyone who has helped us out with the extensive costs here, it makes a big difference.

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    • Adam Barkes5 months ago
      Adam Barkes

      Adam Barkes

      5 months ago

      We've just received a cheque from Mum's sister, Maureen Potter for £250. That's got us to £2000. Brilliant, thanks so much Maureen! thanks everyone!

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    5 months ago

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    • Helen de Zwaan

      Helen de Zwaan

      Feb 16, 2019


    • Svetlana Stankevich-Smith

      Svetlana Stankevich-Smith

      Dec 8, 2018

      Kate, we love you lots & hope you raise the money soon Sev&Paul xxx


    • Jess


      Dec 7, 2018


    • Vanquis Bank

      Vanquis Bank

      Dec 5, 2018

      Well Done


    • Maureen & Laura

      Maureen & Laura

      Nov 16, 2018


    • Karen Preskett

      Karen Preskett

      Nov 15, 2018

      Love KP & JP x


    • Russell


      Nov 7, 2018

      Hope you raise it soon


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    La Cala de Mijas, Spain

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