Adrian Grain's life changing injuries

Hi, we are part of the Formidable Fillies and Fellows Racing Syndicates and we are fund raising for our good friend and Assistant Trainer Adrian Grain.

On Monday, 17th October Ady, Adrian Grain to be polite, Mark Weatherer's partner and Assistant Trainer based in Malton, was just finishing a gallop on Leannes Lady, one of his favourite horses that he rides daily and knows well. We’ll never know exactly what happened, perhaps Leanne clipped her heels. Whatever it was, she threw Ady out of the saddle and rolled on top of him, crushing his throat and breaking four vertebrae, C1, 2, 3 and 4.

The air ambulance was called and Ady was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough, where he remains.

Ady was put into an induced coma and operated on the following morning. The breaks in the vertebrae were confirmed alongside a twisted spinal column, at the base of his neck, just above the protector he always wears.

These are life-changing injuries for Ady and we want to do our very best to help him. He lives in a bungalow and adaptations are going to have to be made to make it wheelchair friendly, from widening doors to installing an appropriate bathroom - and everything possible in between. Of course, there are many other things, pieces of equipment etc. that he will need and we are hoping with all our hearts that you will help us in providing this for him.

Ady is the most fabulous, kind and gentle man with a deep love of and knowledge of horses. His only concern at the time of his injury was that Leanne was cared for and not held to blame for the accident.

One very important thing that we have been asked to say is that if we manage to raise more money than Ady needs, this surplus will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance that was so instrumental in saving Ady’s life.

We understand times are very difficult for everyone but hope that you will be able to contribute to this very worthy cause.


Karen Woods

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