Plea to bring back injured brother

Max Grainger
Max Grainger

The family of a Hucknall man have launched an emotional appeal to bring him home from Thailand following a devastating road accident.

Max Grainger (35), formerly of Titchfield Road, moved to Thailand a year ago and was hit by a drunk car driver who was driving without his headlights on in July.

Doctors have told the family that Max will never recover and returning him to the UK on a special medical flight will cost £18,000, because he travelled without insurance and the Government have not been able to help.

His sister Rosa Grainger, who lives in Mapperley Park, said: “Max went into a coma at the scene of the accident, so we hope this means he doesn’t have any knowledge that this has happened to him. He’s currently in hospital in Thailand, but we are desperate to bring him back home to the UK, so that he can be surrounded by family and friends in his final moments, and so that we can say goodbye to our brother properly. Unfortunately Max didn’t have any travel insurance and he has to travel back on a medical plane, the costs of which are very high. We also have his hospital bill to cover.”

To fund the trip home, the family have set up a fundraising page to raise the £25,000 needed to help pay for his care and the trip home. To donate, visit

The campaign was started on 3rd December and already over 600 donations have been made, with £11.445 raised so far.