Thomas’s Road To Recovery - Sponsored Skydive

We have been inundated with calls and messages and a very kind offer from Saffron Richards to do a sponsored skydive for Thomas on the 28th August 2022. Rather than run two pages to raise funds we are collaborating both here. All donations are very gratefully received, we are already overwhelmed with people’s kindness. Thank you all. 

On the 7th April 2022 my brother Thomas had a terrible accident on his way home from work. He had been sent home feeling unwell but blacked out on that journey, rolling his vehicle and ending up in ICU at Stoke hospital. Unknown to us at the time he had meningitis, to be exact Group B Streptococcal Meningitis. Injuries from the accident itself were few but the damage done by the meningitis at that point and to follow, both physically and psychologically have been life changing. As a family we have set up this page to try and raise financial help for Thomas and his Fiancée Anna. Efforts to get financial support from the government whilst Thomas faces a very slow road to some sort of recovery have not been fruitful as although now officially classed as disabled and entitled to various types of support he has been told he needs to “live with his disabilities for 3 months” before qualifying to apply for that help. This in itself seems absolutely ridiculous, he cannot currently work and needs the help now not in 3 months time.

Below is a list of medical conditions that Thomas has suffered as a result of the crash caused by the Meningitis black out and the Meningitis itself. All of which will affect him for the rest of his life, some more so than others.

3 weeks spent in Stoke hospital ICU
Transfer to QE Birmingham for 7 weeks


Permanent hearing loss in one ear, 60% loss in the other (implant can’t be done until total hearing loss happens)

Hydrocephalus which resulted in him needing surgery and a VP shunt fitting

Fractured vertebrae as a result of the crash

Bleed on the brain

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Months of intense rehabilitation

Mobility is poor and relies on walking aids and a wheel chair

We think it is wrong that Thomas cannot get financial help for 3 months so on top of everything else he is having to deal with right now there is the worry of Mortgage and general bills that still have to be paid.

Why are we asking for help? Well apart from not being able to get the financial support he needs for 3 months Thomas himself would never set a page up like this - he’s too proud! Hence why, as a family we have decided to do it for him. He has always worked, paid his dues, had just landed his dream job as a truck driver and bought his first home with his fiancée Anna. He would go above and beyond to help others if needed but has never been one to ask for help himself. We want to try and help him with the care and financial support he needs right now.

We have also now had a couple of designs made to raise awareness for meningitis that you can purchase
below in t-shirts and Hoodies in both adults and kids sizes. 


Platopia clothing have also released a video interview with Thomas, Anna and mum which you can watch below! 



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Mickleton Close, Redditch