Boost for Kieran's Santa trip

PLUCKY Kieran Seymour is looking forward to enjoying a Christmas he will never forget this year as kind-hearted members of the public rally round to send him to Lapland.

PLUCKY Kieran Seymour is looking forward to enjoying a Christmas he will never forget this year as kind-hearted members of the public rally round to send him to Lapland.

It is hoped that a holiday to the home of Father Christmas will provide the six-year-old with the treat he deserves after fighting back from the brink of death.

Today The Evening Star pledged to kick-start the appeal with a £250 donation towards the family's holiday.

It is not yet known how much needs to be raised to send Kieran and his family on the magical trip but every penny will count.

The trip will be a treat for Kieran and his brother Ethan after they, and their grandparents, were involved in a horrific road accident in London Road, Ipswich.

Kieran suffered a major head injury and two broken legs in the collision and his two-year-old brother sustained a fractured leg.

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Nikki Mundy, 31, who is spearheading the fund, said: “I just want to give the little boys something to look forward to after it has been such an awful year for them.

“They are absolutely adorable children.”

Mrs Mundy of Orwell Road, Felixstowe is a close friend of Kieran's mum Samantha and works with her at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

She spoke to Mrs Seymour on the morning after the accident and described Kieran as a “miracle” for battling through.

She said: “Sam told me she left work and was stuck in the traffic jam waiting to pick the boys up from their grandparents and had this gut feeling.

“She had a voicemail from her husband to say his dad had been in an accident and she knew it was the boys.

“I found out at 6.30am the next day and was flabbergasted. I had to sit down. You don't think it will happen to someone you know.”

Mrs Mundy felt a holiday to Lapland would be an ideal way to treat the family as Mrs Seymour had talked about going for several years.

She added: “I think it is brilliant that the Star is helping and it is fantastic news.

“I have collected money through Suffolk courts in Ipswich, Bury and Lowestoft and I have raised about £250.”

As reported in The Evening Star yesterday, both boys are now back home with their family in the Norwich Road area.

Meanwhile Kieran's grandparents Brian and Christine Seymour remain at Ipswich Hospital.

N Mrs Mundy is in the process of setting up an account for the appeal, the details of which will be published shortly.

N Are you planning to do any fundraising for the appeal? Write to us at Evening Star Letters, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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