Rushmere St Andrew: Charitable duo raise vital cash for crash victim Ryan Land

A GENEROUS duo have pulled together to complete a charity challenge in honour of a crash victim who was left with severe brain damage.

Kevin Cole and Mark Green have raised almost �2,000 for the Sue Ryder care home in Ipswich – The Chantry, after completing the London Triathlon on September 22.

They were inspired to take on the event by Ryan Land, a resident at The Chantry, who is Mr Cole’s godson.

Mr Land suffered extensive brain damage when his car aquaplaned off a road and struck a tree on June 17, 2011.

Today, Mr Cole told of his delight at completing the challenge. The 48-year-old said: “Mark completed the whole event in 1hr 31min and I finished in 1hr and 38min so we were both extremely pleased.

“We expect the overall figure raised, including gift aid, to be in the region of �2,300, which is absolutely fantastic.”

On the day of the collision, Mr Land, whose son was just six months old at the time, was travelling along Assington Road after spending a day working in Sudbury.

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Emergency services scrambled to the scene and after being released from the wreckage, Mr Land was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he was to remain for the next three months.

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