Scaffolder Jamie Mines was a keen, active and very talented sportsman. Playing semi professional football, he was known as a goal machine. With new born twin girls, Christmas would have been a magical time for Jamie to spend with his loving family. But unfortunately, his presents are still lying underneath the tree, unopened.Just days before Christmas, a tragedy ensured that Jamie, and his family’s, lives would never be the same again. Jamie was working at a height upon scaffolding in Swindon when the horrific accident took place. He received an electric shock. Emergency services rushed to scene and his injuries were so severe, that he had to be placed in a medically induced coma.
At the moment, Jamie is currently still in intensive care in critical condition. In a bid to save his life though, he has had both hands amputated up to the forearm, along with one of his legs.
Jamie and his family’s lives have been overturned in the blink of an eye. Not only are his family flooded with worry, but they now have another hurdle to overcome. Due to Jamie’s injuries, his career as a scaffolder is ultimately over and now, the family have a massive financial strain to deal with. With two new born daughters, life is going to be a struggle.
Therefore, the caring and supportive people that Jamie is surrounded by have decided to raise money for the family. They have a goal of raising £100,000 for them in their time of need. However, they need some help.
So, if you think you can help out this family, head over to the gofundme.com now to donate or read more about Jamie’s story. Or, head over to the Raising money for Jamie Mines Facebook page to keep up to date with fundraising activities and Jamie’s progress.