Tenby organizes a massive fundraiser for James Criddle

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Tenby and Saundersfoot have launched one of their biggest fundraisers as both communities come together to help James Criddle who is fighting for his life following a biking accident in Bali.

James has already had massive brain surgery and remains in an induced coma until surgeons deem him strong enough to undergo a second operation.

The community is now doing everything they can to raise enough funds to help his parents, Paul and Rachel, fly to Bali to bring their son home.

“It was only this morning that we decided to do something to help the family and the response we’ve already had in just a few hours has been absolutely amazing,” said Nicole Bevans who works at the Dennis Café near Castle. Beach, Tenby.

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Nicole and cafe owner Ebony Lindsey are hosting a fundraising day at Dennis Cafe on Friday, August 19. The event will start at noon and continue into the night with a barbecue, live music and a charity auction.

Dennis Cafe, Castle Beach

“We are doing everything we can to help James, his brother Joe and of course his parents, and the whole community is already showing us how much they want to help too,” Nicole continued.

“The way everyone comes together is quite emotional. But at the end of the day, we’re just doing it for one of our own.”

James, who lives in Bali, suffered serious head and brain injuries following the cycling accident last Friday. He has already endured seven hours of surgery but must now remain in an induced coma until surgeons believe he is stable enough to undergo a second operation. In addition to his head injury, James suffered a broken arm and cheekbone and dislocated his jaw.

If anyone would like to donate an item for the charity auction or help with the fundraising event, they should contact the Dennis Cafe on 01834 842298.

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