Family rallies to bring Chris Moulds back home

Chris Moulds with son Nicholas.
Chris Moulds with son Nicholas.

The family of a man who was left in a coma in Thailand after a serious motorbike accident desperately need to raise money to bring him home.

Chris Moulds suffered serious head injuries in the incident in March, which is thought to have happened when a car crossed onto his side of the road near Pattaya.

The 39-year-old moved to Thailand with his wife and two young children last year, and did not have medical insurance, so his treatment is costing his family £1,000 a day.

An appeal launched to cover the £30,000 cost of bringing him back to the UK on a flight with a doctor and nurse, has already raised £17,000.

Mr Mould’s niece Natalie Perkin, is a science teacher at Horbury Academy.

She said: “Everyone has been amazing, even my students have been coming up to me at school and giving me their pocket money for the fund.

“Loans and savings are paying for his medical costs, which are mounting up, so we want to get him home as soon as we reach the target.”

The 25-year-old will climb the Yorkshire Three Peaks for the cause on Saturday, and her mum Wendy Rivers, of Horbury, is running a raffle.

Mr Moulds was not expected to survive the night after the accident.

But Ms Perkin said he is making good progress. She added: “If he had landed on the back of his head he would’ve been killed instantly. He underwent a six-hour operation and was put into an artificial coma and then suffered a setback when he developed pneumonia.

“He is breathing on his own now though and can follow voices around the room with his eyes. He has also started to show emotions, which is a good sign and he had his neck brace removed on Tuesday.”

His mother, Sandra Harper, 63, of Driffield, is currently with the family in Thailand.

To make a donation visit Raffle tickets can also be obtained via the fundraising page or at the Co-operative store on Horbury High Street.