Fundraising is still taking place to bring David home from Michigan.
Following a series of nasty falls, David was bed-bound in a nursing home. Robert Hookway, a close friend of David, set up a Just Giving page to try and raise the funds needed to fly him home, and give him treatment in a specialist care facility for people with spinal injuries.
The fund raising page is just short of its goal of £35,000, but has so far raised over £32,000, a testament to the generosity and compassion of the toy industry.
Toy World has received the following update from Robert Hookway, who has been fundraising on David’s behalf: “I wanted to let you know that I have booked flights home for David and his nursing assistant on Sunday 15th July, arriving LHR early on Monday the 16th. He will then travel by ambulance to the Radbrook Nursing Home in Shrewsbury.
He has a GP appointment lined up for the Tuesday which will start the assessment process that hopefully will lead to full NHS funding for his care.
We are just a little way short of our target, so if you haven’t yet donated it would be great if you could.
For those who have donated I’d just like to reiterate that without your help none of this would have been possible, and on behalf of David I’d like to say a big thank you.
If you would like to donate, please visit the following Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Hookway.