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raised of £5,000 target by 101 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,010 to Help get Ben Collins back to recovery

    Funded on Monday, 16th January 2023

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    Ben Collins is a boy who is all about his sport. Unfortunately he’s suffered some really bad luck and we’re asking for a little help to get him over it. During an innocuous tackle in a friendly football match playing for his club, the Binfield Pumas, Ben suffered a ruptured ACL in his left knee, as well as a micro-fracture, a segond (not second, although it sort of is!) fracture to his tibia and a likely meniscus tear. This is very rare for a boy so young.

    As a healthy 11 year old, most of these injuries will heal themselves. Sadly for Ben, the ACL tear will require surgery to perform a reconstruction, which involves using hamstring to replace the ACL. Without surgery, Ben won’t be able to play football or any twisting sports again. Once complete, Ben’s rehabilitation will take a further year. The NHS is a fabulous organisation but following Covid 19 waiting times are very long, so Ben’s parents (Paul & Lisa) have decided to self-fund the operation at the Royal Berks Hospital in Reading. Doing so will mean that Ben can get the operation much sooner and can then start the really hard work to rebuild his strength.

    So we’re asking for a little help from anyone who’s willing and able to give it, to literally help Ben get back on his feet and back in to doing the sports he loves, especially football. Any donations will be gratefully received and will help pay for the operation and for the physiotherapy that Ben will need afterwards.



    • Lisa Collins1 year ago
      Lisa Collins

      Lisa Collins

      1 year ago

      Just got Ben home from the hospital, his surgeon is very pleased with how his surgery went, which is great news. He’s in a lot of pain and discomfort but he’s been so brave, we’re so proud of him. Thank you to everyone who has (financially, emotionally and physically) helped us, to get us to this point. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support and we are so grateful. This is the first step to getting our Benny Ben back doing what he loves. He’s got a long road to recovery ahead, but the first step is done!

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    • Lisa Collins1 year ago
      Lisa Collins

      Lisa Collins

      1 year ago

      Thanks to all you lovely people, we now have a date for Ben’s surgery - 9th December, which is great news because it means he’ll only miss 6 days of school and have the Christmas holidays to get over the worst of it. Thank you again, we are all so thankful for your support.

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    • Lisa Collins1 year ago
      Lisa Collins

      Lisa Collins

      1 year ago

      Wow, I am lost for words! What incredible community spirit that everyone has rallied together to help one little boy! I’ll post again when we get a date confirmed for his surgery. But in the meantime, thank you to every single one of you for your support and generosity to help us in our time of need. Best wishes, Lisa

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    • GN


      Oct 30, 2022

      Best wishes for a speedy recovery


    • Mark Ledbury

      Mark Ledbury

      Oct 15, 2022


    • Cyrus


      Oct 13, 2022

      Speedy recovery for my buddy, from the Moreno family in Gib!


    • Anonymous


      Oct 11, 2022



    • Garth Nader

      Garth Nader

      Oct 8, 2022

      Hope you're on the mend soon Ben!


    • Anonymous


      Oct 7, 2022



    • Peter


      Oct 5, 2022

      When a boy wants to play football ..... he needs to be able to play football! Good luck with the op and the rehab, Ben.


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    Lisa Collins

    Lisa Collins

    I'm Ben's mum and I just want to see my boy happy and healthy again. We really appreciate any contribution to getting him back on his feet. Thank you so much!

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