£32,085raised of £30,000 target by 498 supporters

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

Bingley, United Kingdom

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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 Holt8 days ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    8 days ago

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

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  • Louise Holt13 days ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    13 days 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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  • M walker

    M walker

    Sep 24, 2017

    My mama who is 87 read this story and wanted to help Darren and wishes him all her best wishes.


  • Sarah Beaudoin

    Sarah Beaudoin

    Sep 24, 2017

    Donation also from my parents Enid and Harry Donington, lots of luck for the journey head


  • Sharron Porter

    Sharron Porter

    Sep 24, 2017

    With love from Big Mike xxx


  • Graham Bugg

    Graham Bugg

    Sep 23, 2017

    Sorry to hear of your accident Darren. Many thanks for all your help over the years with the boys and their paddling especially the enjoyable trips to the Alps


  • Abi Sales

    Abi Sales

    Sep 23, 2017


  • John Sturgess

    John Sturgess

    Sep 22, 2017

    A small return for all Darren has put into our sportAnd the Paralympics?


  • Dougie Paton

    Dougie Paton

    Sep 22, 2017

    Very sorry to learn of the accident. Thinking of you all during this time. Have very fond memories of paddling with Darren many moons ago. Stay strong.


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