Funding page set up for Millwall fan Charlie Wynn after sparring incident

Sports Desk (31 August, 2018) Sport Boxing

The Bermondsey boxer had life-saving brain surgery in March

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By John Kelly

THE FAMILY of a Bermondsey boxer have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his rehabilitation from life-saving brain surgery. 

Millwall fan Charlie Wynn (above), 29,  suffered a bleed on the brain during sparring in March and was operated on at King’s College Hospital before being transferred in May to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in Putney.

A statement on his fund-raising page read: “The greatest unknown now is the path ahead for Charlie, what will be his limitations and how long will the road to recovery take.

“A lot of support was offered by many people after Charlie’s injury and his boxing family at the IBOX gym immediately rallied around ensuring financial support was given. Charlie is self-employed. But at that time fund-raising seemed too much too soon.

“Five months on from Charlie’s accident, we are now coming to terms with the timescale of his rehabilitation and are more aware of his needs. Our rehabilitation centre is not NHS-funded. Extra physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy sessions all have to be privately funded, along with any adjustments that may be needed to his home.

“Our ultimate goal is to get Charlie home. His words: ‘I want to get home and to be able to walk.’ We will strive to ensure that he is able to accomplish these goals and greatly appreciate your help and support in his journey.

“Charlie is a fighter, this is the biggest fight of his life but he will win it! #FEAR NO FOE!”

By Friday afternoon, over £1,300 had been raised towards a goal of £5,000. You can donate by clicking through the link here.

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