Severely Injured Veteran Home After "Amazing" Fundraising Effort
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Severely Injured Veteran Home After "Amazing" Fundraising Effort

A former Welsh Guard who crashed his motorbike in Thailand has returned to Wales after military charities and an “amazing” crowd fundraising...

Severely Injured Veteran Home After "Amazing" Fundraising Effort
A former Welsh Guard who crashed his motorbike in Thailand has returned to Wales after military charities and an “amazing” crowd fundraising effort paid for his flight home.
 
Adam Hobbs crashed his motorbike while on holiday in Ko Samui.
 
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Mr Hobbs, 28, arrived at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff at 11:30pm on Sunday and was taken to critical care for tests. 
 
Adam’s mother and girlfriend arrived at Heathrow six hours later.
 
Family friend Dawn Matthews set up a JustGiving fundraising page after the family was informed that it would cose around £100,000 to transport Adam back to the UK. 
 
The effort contributed to his return along with donations from service charities Help For Heroes, the Royal British Legion, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and a Welsh Guards charity. 
 
Adam from Roath, Cardiff served nine years with the Welsh Guards, including Operation Herrick 10 in 2009. He was medically discharged from the Army in 2014.
 
Regimental Casualties Officer for The Welsh Guards, Jiffy Myers, told those who had helped in Adam’s return:
“All of you have displayed true compassion. Many of you have been “burning the candle at both ends” to help. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Former Welsh Guards have also been holding fundraisers to contribute to Adam’s medical costs. 
 
Friends of Adam have been wishing him well on the Bring Adam Home Facebook page.
 
The page includes many other fundraisers and comments from well-wishers: