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Welcome to the Alex Tindal Recovery Fund Web Page

A young cyclist, with life changing injuries, needs help with his rehabilitation & recovery - please support in any way that you can - all donations, no matter how small, will add to Alex's Recovery Fund and help make a real difference to Alex's immediate future
Alex's Prom Night

Alex (16) loves cycling and joined his first cycling club i-Team.cc in January 2013. He quickly established himself as a very popular member of the club and dedicated himself to becoming a better rider, riding his bike as often as he could. On the night of 5th July, Alex had a great time at his school prom night, dressed up for the occasion in his suit and bow tie...

Alex Medal

Alex was out on his regular Saturday morning club ride on a beautiful summer day... Towards the end of the ride, Alex appeared to loose control of his bike on a downhill corner and crashed through a hedge and in to a field. Thankfully he was out riding with others and not alone, otherwise he might not have been seen from the road. Alex was unconscious (still wearing his helmet,) and several of Alex's club mates, who were qualified first aiders, attended to Alex for over an hour until medical help arrived. Alex was eventually air lifted to Southampton General Hospital

06/07/2013 - Present:
Alex hospital

Alex was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm with multiple bleeds - tests so far have been inconclusive (and we may never know for certain) - but several factors (i.e. relatively low speed & no evidence of Alex braking or taking evasive action,) would indicate that the aneurysm happened before Alex lost control of his bike. What is beyond doubt is that the accident caused a broken left clavicle, right knee and compound fractures to his spine.

Alex was in a coma for around 3 weeks and was on a ventilator until 20/07/2013.
He then started to make slow progress and on 27/08/2013 he was able to sit in a chair.
He spoke his first word "Mum" on 14/10/2013.
On 01/11/2013 was able to eat normally for the first time.
Alex remains partially paralised on one side and will need constant help in the years ahead

The Future:
Alex hospital

Alex is still in hospital but is hoping to be home for Christmas. It will take approximately 2 years to see how complete Alex's mental and physical recovery will be. In the near future, Alex and his family will need to move to a specially adapted house with wheelchair access and lifting equipment. Alex has the support of his family, friends and i-Team.cc club mates and also, he can count 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist Dani King M.B.E. as one of his supporters, as she generously took the time to send Alex a signed T shirt, photo and also a set of first edition olympic stamps, signed by fellow Women's Team Pursuit Gold Medallists, Laura Trott O.B.E. and Joanna Rowsell M.B.E.

Fund Goals:
Alex Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

It currently costs up to £100 per journey to transport Alex by taxi. Alex will be entitled to lease a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle under the Motability Scheme. However, all new WAVs require an Advance Payment, which must be paid upfront to cover how the vehicle will be adapted to Alex's specific needs. Therefore the first goal of the Alex Tindal Recovery Fund is to raise £5000 to cover the W.A.V. advance payment and anything left over will be used for any other items that will assist in Alex on his road to recovery.

Please Help us to Spread The Word:
Alex Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Click on the thumbnail image on the left, to download a pdf 'Alex Tindal Recovery Fund' flyer, which you can print off and display on notice boards in clubs and schools etc.

If you are a Twitter user, follow us and retweet @alexrecoverfund adding #helpalex using the button below

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How You Can Contribute to the Fund:


Several hundred pounds have already been pledged and Alex's family and friends have planned some charity events to raise money locally. On 14/12/2013, i-Team.cc members and invited friends will be riding to raise money. In addition, several members of i-Team.cc have said that they will choose the Alex Recovery Fund to be their nominated cause for individual charity rides and events such as the London Marathon.

If you were thinking which good cause would be the focus of your next charity event participation, then this is one cause where you could make an immediate difference to the lives of Alex and his immediate family.

Alex's mum, Andrea Turner, has set up a dedicated Pay Pal account that is linked to the bank account that she has set up for Alex's Recovery Fund. You can make a donation by clicking on the button on the left.

Alternatively you can send a cheques, payable to Andrea Turner to her address at 11, Boundary Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1NE

A Message From Alex's Family:

"Andrea, Dave and family would like to thank everyone who has sent their good wishes and donations towards Alex's recovery fund. Alex is a determined young man, who is a credit to us all, and his willingness to get better is just inspirational to see. Alex will be thanking you all personally in the future for sure! "

January 2014 Update

Steve Gillette has pulled some strings and has managed to come up with some excellent prizes for 2 raffles that will draw winners at the end of January & Febuary:

Raffle 1 Prize - to be drawn on Friday 31st January:

One free day return ticket for up to 2 adults and 2 children aged 5-15 years old - standard class on any service operated by South West Trains.

N.B. The winner will be given a voucher form issued by South West Trains that you must complete and return at least 14 days before you intend to travel - last day of travel is 31/03/14

Raffle 2 Prize - to be drawn on Friday 28th Febuary:

2x First Class Return Rail Tickets on any service operated by First Great Western Trains. Prize consists of 2 'scratch card' type tickets issued by First Great western and must be validated and used by 14/12/14

Tickets priced £1 for each for both raffles will start to be sold at the Portsmouth School of Cycle Racing sessions on Fridays and at the Rowlands Castle cafe on Saturdays

This web page has been set up by Guy Watson on behalf of Alex's family and all information is provided here in good faith. It is intended that details of planned fund raising events, donations received and how the fund is progressing, will be announced using the @alexrecoverfund Twitter Feed. (If you wish to donate anonymously, please let us know.)

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