£34,457raised of £30,000 target by 534 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 Holt2 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    2 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 Holt2 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    2 months ago

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

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  • Louise Holt2 months ago
    Louise Holt

    Louise Holt

    2 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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3 months ago

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  • JohnMac


    Nov 14, 2017


  • Aziz Raoudi

    Aziz Raoudi

    Nov 10, 2017

    Donation on behalf of Friends of Allonby Canoe Club Liverpool for Darren. Thanks

  • Elizabeth Ayres

    Elizabeth Ayres

    Nov 3, 2017

    Thanks to my friends and colleagues for helping me raise this money for Darren by sponsoring me for a thing I haven't done yet!


  • Chocolate Utopia customers

    Chocolate Utopia customers

    Oct 31, 2017

    Thank you to all the customers at Chocolate Utopia who entered the name draw for a huge chocolate bat, raising funds for Darren and Emma and their boys


  • Anonymous


    Oct 24, 2017

  • Sally


    Oct 23, 2017


  • The Grant family in Scotland.

    The Grant family in Scotland.

    Oct 22, 2017

    Darren, Emma and the boys. Hope you can all be together at home soon. Best wishes from all of us.

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Bingley, United Kingdom

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