Charity ball to raise funds for hospital that save the life of brain damaged man
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THE family of brained damaged Adrian Williams has arranged a charity ball to raise funds for the hospital that saved his life.
Adrian spent three months in a coma after his car crashed in King’s Lynn back in 2009 - and today the 26-year-old is still rebuilding his life.
“He still struggles and is very forgetful,” said Adrian’s mother, Deborah Williams, of Walpole St Andrew. “But he has just started to drive again.”
The ball takes place at Terrington St Clement Village Hall on Saturday September 14. Money raised with go to the neuroscience critical are unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Deborah said: “We owe Adrian’s life to the unit, for three months we didn’t know if he would pull through, we went through a terrible time. Last year we raised £1,000 for the unit from a musical event, and this year we hope to top that figure.”
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The road accident happened in July 2009, when Adrian’s car was involved in a single vehicle accident on Wootton Road, King’s Lynn.
“We still do not know what happened in the accident,” said Deborah. “He was very badly injured, and had a metal halo on his head for nearly six months.”
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After the accident, emergency services took Adrian to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn, but it then became clear he needed the support of the specialist unit at Cambridge.
Deborah added: “When he came out of the coma he could do nothing for himself, we had to teach him to walk, talk and feed himself, and he still has trouble dressing himself.”
The ball has been arranged by Adrian’s supporters, called Ady’s Angels. Entertainment will be provided by the Barry Francis Disco, and there will be a hog roast and bar, as well as a professional photographer in attendance. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. For further information and to book tickets, visit www.adysangels.co.uk or call 01945 780317.