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£35,022raised of £30,000 target by 545 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to help Darren & Emma make extensive changes to their home after Darren's accident.

Location
Bingley, United Kingdom
Time left
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On Saturday 15th July, Darren was involved in an extremely serious accident. He came off his bike resulting in life changing injuries.

Darren was doing his regular ride home from work when he came off down Alma Terrace in East Morton, he suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Leeds general infirmary. He was taken to Accident & Emergency and Darren was in a critical condition, with multiple serious injuries and that evening Darren was rushed for emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord. After surgery Darren was taken to Intensive Care, that morning the surgeon came to tell Emma the devastating news that the surgery had been unsuccessful and Darren’s Spinal Cord had severed and Darren would be paralysed from the waist down. Along with this Darren had also suffered, 2 collapsed lungs, broken neck, fractured skull, fractures to his face, broken jaw, shattered right shoulder blade, broken right collarbone, major nerve damage to his right arm resulting in Darren only been able to move his right hand, dislocated spine and broken spine.

Doctors said that he would be in LGI for about 3 to 4 months, and then moved to Pinderfields in Wakefield for rehabilitation. Since the accident Darren has made a remarkable recovery so far, he has been moved from ICU to HDU and is now on a ward at LGI and once his tracheostomy is removed which they are hoping will be within the next 2 weeks, he will be then transferred to Pinderfields, where he will start his intensive rehabilitation.

Darren and Emma will need to make extensive and expensive changes to their home, to make it suitable for Darren’s return.

This has come as a massive shock financially. This is where you all can help. Fundraising will now begin with the help of you all, but feel free to contribute to Darrens fund at any point.

Darren and Emma thank you all for your love and support xxxxxx

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  • Louise Holt5 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    5 months ago

    We are now in full swing organizing the Family Fun day being held by the Bronte Tykes 21st October in East Morton, will be lots and lots to do. All welcome! There will be a raffle on the day with lots of prizes, Hampers and vouchers for lots of local places. We also have a raffle for a cake with cake voucher for another cake worth £60 to order. Thank you to everybody who has supported Darren & Emma, they are extremely grateful. Also need tombola prizes and raffle prizes so any donations appreciated.

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  • Louise Holt5 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    5 months ago

    Nearly there this is so exciting 😝 Thank you to everyone who has donated.

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  • Louise Holt5 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    5 months ago

    Getting nearer to the £30,000 !!! can we get sharing again, let's see if we can get to £30,000 before the fund raising events start !!!! would be good to smash the total and achieve much more to help Darren & Emma. Thank you to those who have donated it means so much, Darren has now been moved to Pinderfields and is growing stronger every day. He's seen all your messages and is grateful for all the love and support shown. xxx

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6 months ago

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Supporters

545

  • Elizabeth Ayres

    Elizabeth Ayres

    Jan 17, 2018

    Raised by friends at Browne Jacobson.

    £203.00

  • jason scott

    jason scott

    Jan 10, 2018

    £2.00

  • Chris Brazendale

    Chris Brazendale

    Jan 4, 2018

    £20.00

  • Helen Forster

    Helen Forster

    Dec 23, 2017

    Merry Christmas from Chocolate Utopia friends and family xxxThis is the money raised from raffling a huge chocolate Rudolph in the shop

    £70.00

  • Paul Gwyther

    Paul Gwyther

    Dec 12, 2017

    Darren, Emma, I hope you get your house modified to your needs. Darren, you was a fantastic coach and friend at Tees Tigers. I’m sorry for the belated donation.

    £50.00

  • Heather Corrie

    Heather Corrie

    Dec 5, 2017

    Love to you and your family Darren x

  • Angus Gregory

    Angus Gregory

    Dec 4, 2017

    Happy Christmas.

    £60.00

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Louise Holt

Louise Holt

Bingley, United Kingdom

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