Cash pours in for dad hurt in US char­ity bid

CY­CLIST HURT INUSA CRASH HOR­ROR

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - By lee mccann

HUN­DREDS of pounds have been do­nated to an Aberdeen man’s fundrais­ing ef­forts af­ter he was se­ri­ously in­jured in the United States.

As re­ported in later edi­tions of yes­ter­day’s Evening Ex­press, Alan Cor­sie was in the mid­dle of a sixweek ad­ven­ture trav­el­ling across Amer­ica when he was hit by a ve­hi­cle.

The 55-year-old suf­fered two bro­ken an­kles and a col­lapsed lung and didn’t re­gain con­scious­ness for 24 hours af­ter the ac­ci­dent on Satur­day.

Alan, who now lives in Kin­ross, was on week five in his at­tempt to travel be­tween San Diego in Cal­i­for­nia and St Au­gus­tine in Florida.

The dad-of-three was aim­ing to raise £3,000 for Alzheimer Scot­land hav­ing set out on his chal­lenge on Oc­to­ber 1. His Just­giv­ing page was sit­ting at £2,700 be­fore the ac­ci­dent but it has been boosted to £3,400 since.

Anna Devine, di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing for Alzheimer Scot­land, wished Alan a speedy re­cov­ery and said he should be proud of the money he has raised.

She said: “We’re re­ally sorry to hear the ter­ri­ble news that Alan has been in­volved in a road ac­ci­dent and is un­able to fin­ish his cy­cle. We know he will be ter­ri­bly dis­ap­pointed, es­pe­cially so close to the fin­ish, but he has raised a sig­nif­i­cant sum of money to sup­port peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia and he should feel re­ally proud.

“We’ve had a great re­sponse on so­cial me­dia with peo­ple send­ing mes­sages of sup­port to Alan and do­nat­ing to his fundrais­ing page.

“On be­half of ev­ery­one at Alzheimer Scot­land, we’d like to thank Alan for all his ef­forts and wish him a speedy re­cov­ery and a safe jour­ney home.”

His daugh­ter Abi­gail told the Evening Ex­press her dad felt lucky to be alive and he is be­ing cared for in the in­ten­sive care unit at a Tal­la­has­see hos­pi­tal in Florida. She said the money raised would bring great com­fort to her dad and the fam­ily had re­ceived hun­dreds of mes­sages of sup­port since the crash.

The char­ity was cho­sen by Alan af­ter his mum, gran and un­cle all suf­fered Alzheimer’s Dis­ease. Peo­ple can do­nate to Alan’s fundrais­ing ef­forts at www.just­giv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/alan-cor­sie

The money raised would bring great com­fort

in­jury: Alan Cor­sie in Florida and, in­set, our cov­er­age.

re­cov­ery: Alan has said he feels lucky to be alive.

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