Tragic Max to fly home after fundraising

Max Grainger.
Max Grainger.

Over £20,000 has been raised in less than three weeks to help a family bring home their seriously-injured brother.

Max Grainger, formerly of Hucknall, was in collision with a car while riding his bike in Thailand on 24th July this year.

His sisters made an emotional appeal at the start of December to help raise the £25,000 needed to bring Mr Grainger back to England. £22,981 has been raised by 1,037 people in 18 days. His sister Rosa Grainger, who lives in Mapperley Park in Nottingham, said: “I feel really grateful that so many people have helped us.

“I don’t think I’ll really believe he is coming home until he gets on the plane, but the family are going to have a much more positive Christmas.

“I’ve been in touch with the evacuation company who are now going to start speaking to hospitals and flights so we can bring him home. It feels tangible now. We don’t know when we will get him back but hopefully it will be at the end of January.

“We don’t know what hospital he is going to yet but it will probably be one in London where he can get specialist care.Our family are spread all over the country but him being in London will be easier for everyone to visit compared to Thailand.”

Mr Grainger was left fighting for his life following the crash in Hua Hin, on the west coast of the country. Now the family have started planning for his return next month.

Mr Grainger has been unconscious since the crash. To donate go to