James Puttrell family start fundraising campaign for paralysed racer

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The family of James Puttrell, the National Superstock 600 rider injured in a horrific crash at Brands Hatch in April, have set up a fundraising campaign to help the 25 year old adapt to his live-changing injuries.

Breaking his back, both collarbones and several ribs in the multi-rider collision, as well as suffering a major head injury, the damage to his spine means that James, who remains in Cambridge’s Addenbrookes Hospital, will probably never walk again.

However, with his other injuries healing well – and the former double BEMSEE champion remaining upbeat and in good spirits – his family are now planning a move to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the home of the National Spinal Injuries Centre, to help him return to a normal life.

With that in mind, they have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the equipment and modifications needed to allow him to return home with as much independence as possible. You can donate to the appeal by clicking here.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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