Charity trek to support man left in coma

THE family of a man in a coma following an alleged hit-and-run incident have completed a gruelling 90-mile sponsored walk to help support him.

THE family of a man in a coma following an alleged hit-and-run incident have completed a gruelling 90-mile sponsored walk to help support him.

Relatives of Chris Corder walked all the way from the spot in Hadleigh where he was injured to the Royal London Hospital where he is currently being treated.

Mr Corder, of Benton Street, Hadleigh, remains in a coma at Royal London Hospital nearly three months after the incident in which he suffered multiple broken bones, a fractured shoulder and a severe head injury.

The 43-year-old's nephew, Stuart Hunt, 21, and his father Steve organised the walk, which they started on Sunday and completed yesterday lunchtime along with five other family members.

Speaking afterwards, Steve Hunt said: “It's been a long four days but I'm delighted we've made it.

“We walked 22 miles on Sunday, 27 miles on Monday, 24 miles on Tuesday and 16 miles today.

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“I've got blisters, my legs are sore and my body aches but we've done it and that's all that matters.

“We're going to speak to Chris in the hope he may be able to hear us and be inspired.”

Mr Hunt hopes to raise over �3,000 which will go towards helping Mr Corder recover from his injuries.

He may be left with brain damage and require regular physiotherapy sessions.

Mr Hunt added: “Chris is in a bad way but he's breathing unaided now so hopefully he'll pull through.”

Anyone who wants to make extra donations to the appeal can do so at Lloyds TSB in High Street, Hadleigh.

Cheques can be sent to St Mary's Church, Church Street, Hadleigh, made payable to 'The Chris Corder Fund'.

Andrew Boyd, 42, of Lady Margaret Road in London, has been charged with careless driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an injury collision, failing to report an injury collision and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He has also been charged with driving other than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance. He will appear at Ipswich Crown Court to enter pleas on January 29.

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