Fundraising appeal to help tragic family

FRIENDS of an Ipswich family left devastated by a horror crash in the town are today making a renewed appeal to the public to help send the family to Lapland.

FRIENDS of an Ipswich family left devastated by a horror crash in the town are today making a renewed appeal to the public to help send the family to Lapland.

Fundraisers need to collect about £3,000 to send Kieran and Ethan Seymour and their parents on the holiday of a lifetime this Christmas.

So far around £1,000 has been pledged to the fund and family friend Nikki Mundy who set up the appeal, is urging people to help send the Seymours on the holiday and provide some relief for the family following such a torrid time.

Kieran, six, and Ethan, two, were both injured in a motorbike accident which claimed the life of their grandmother, Christine Seymour.


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Mrs Seymour, 58, was crossing London Road with her husband Brian and two grandsons in August when they were involved in the collision. Mr Seymour has had both his legs amputated as a result of his injuries.

Kieran was left fighting for his life and suffered head injuries and breaks to his legs but is recovering well today.

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Ethan also had a fractured leg but his injuries were less serious.

Ms Mundy, said she wanted to give the boys something to look forward to because they had had such an awful year.

She said: “We are getting there with the fund and have about £700 in the bank (another £500 is yet to be paid in). I have been to a couple of travel agents and the trip is going to cost between £2,500 and £3,000.

“Sam (Kieran's and Ethan's mum) is a bit concerned that Kieran won't be well enough.”

One of Kieran's legs is still in plaster and, though the cast was removed, his leg was too weak and another cast had to be put on.

Shaun Seymour, his dad, said: “Kieran keeps asking about his nan and keeps looking up at the sky because we told him nan is a star in the sky.

“He has gone back to school for two hours every day.”

Mr Seymour said his main concern at the moment is his father who is expected to leave hospital in the next couple of weeks and return to his London Road home.

He added: “He is doing pretty well considering what he has gone through, even the doctors don't know how he is making it through.

“My main concern is on dad at Christmas. He has lost mum and she was everything to him. I will be a wreck.

“I go there for Christmas and my brothers go and it is a special time. Without mum what do we do?”

N Anyone wishing to make a donation to The Seymour Fund can do so at any branch of HSBC. The account number is 91765566 and the sort code is 40-25-31.

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