Rushden rallies round to raise thousands to bring gravely-ill man home to the UK

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A TOWN has pulled together to raise more than £11,000 in just 24 hours to bring a gravely ill man back to the UK.

The people of Rushden responded to an urgent Just Giving appeal from friends and family.

The post read: “This a matter of urgency.

“Please, please help get this boy home. We all know the boy Daniel Brawn, (Brawny).

“A great friend to all – 12 years ago he started a new life in Thailand.

“Sadly, Daniel has recently become very poorly with cancer.

“We need to raise £17,500 to get him a life-saving operation and then bring him home.

“Sadly the hospital he’s in in Thailand will not operate on Daniel until it receives minimum payments.”

“Please help us get our boy home. Every penny counts! Please share share and share again.”

Astonishingly, £11.071 was raised in the FIRST day.

Daniel’s brother Justin, said: “We are absolutely amazed by everybody. A huge thank you from my family and I.”

Organisers said £9,000 has already been transferred to the hospital in Thailand today and the page would be kept going for aftercare and travel expenses to get Daniel home.

The Just Giving link is here – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/frances-johnston?

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