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Closed 31/08/2020

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£5,810
raised of £5,000 target by 103 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,810 to help with £14,000 repatriation costs incurred from hospital in Sweden to Addenbrooke's in the UK

    Stotfold, Hertfordshire
    Funded on Monday, 31st August 2020

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    I am fundraising to help my friends, Chris, Sue and Jamie North. Chris and Jamie were on a holiday in Sweden when they came off their motorbike. Jamie broke his leg, but Chris was severely injured and broke his neck, various ribs and injured his spine.

    Chris had an operation on his neck in Sweden and has no feeling from his waist down. He also has no movement in his right arm, limited movement in his left arm and can't use any of his fingers.

    There was a complication trying to get him transported from the hospital in Sweden to Addenbrooke's in the UK as the insurance company did not want to pay for it. Sue has had to rely on a friend and family to pay the £14,000 needed to get him back in the UK. On top of that her friend also paid for them getting to Sweden, accomodation for a few days and for them to take Jamie back to the UK as well.

    The outlook for Chris is also uncertain and currently he is expected to be transferred to the Spinal Injury unit of the Stoke Mandeville hospital in the near future for further treatment. This will mean that Sue and Jamie will incur even more expenses each time they want to visit him.

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    • J Taylor20 days ago
      J Taylor

      J Taylor

      20 days ago

      This fundraising page will close for donations on Monday 31 August. A big thank you on behalf of Chris, Sue and Jamie for all your support and kind donations. More than a year after his accident Chris is still not home. He is currently in The Marbrook Centre in St. Neots. Their house is being modified to enable wheelchair access and hopefully Chris will be able to come home (with full-time care at home) in the not too distant future. The house will then need further changes to give Chris his own downstairs bedroom and wet room.

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    • J Taylor5 months ago
      J Taylor

      J Taylor

      5 months ago

      Update about Chris. He is currently still in the Stoke Mandeville hospital and recently he tested positive for Covid-19. After initially only having mild symptoms, Chris developed breathing problems and after his hart rate dropped he was admitted to the ICU for a few days. He is currently back on a ward (separate room), but has pneumonia as well, still needs oxygen mask, has improved, but doctor said he is not out of the woods yet and has a long way to go.Let's all keep our fingers crossed that he will pull through this horrible period.

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    • J Taylor9 months ago
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      9 months ago

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    Supporters

    103

    • Alan & Kelly

      Alan & Kelly

      Aug 30, 2020

      It’s not much but I hope this helps

      £50.00

    • Nigel Hill - Branch Secretary

      Nigel Hill - Branch Secretary

      Aug 7, 2020

      Chris was a great guy at our rallies in West Wales came every year. The TOMCC West Wales Branch has gladly make a contribution.

      £100.00

    • Stephen L

      Stephen L

      May 10, 2020

      Wishing you well, we should all support each other.

    • Jess Chant

      Jess Chant

      Apr 26, 2020

      All our thoughts are with Chris, Sue and Jamie. We have held some charity events and hope this helps. All the best from Openreach.

      £500.00

    • Dizzy & Bk

      Dizzy & Bk

      Apr 1, 2020

      Just got you in our thoughts Chris .. my hubby Bk Shadwell remembers you well from days past at triumph owners rallies .. keep safe & all the best

    • Mick Barratt

      Mick Barratt

      Jan 13, 2020

      £30.00

    • West Sussex Branch TOMCC

      West Sussex Branch TOMCC

      Jan 9, 2020

      In hope of a good outcome

      £100.00

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