Chris Moulds, left in coma after motorbike crash in Thailand, to be flown home to Britain

York Press: Chris Moulds in intensive care in Thailand Chris Moulds in intensive care in Thailand

A DAD-OF-TWO from York who was left in a coma after a motorbike crash in Thailand is due to be flown home within days - however his wife and children will not be able to return with him.

Chris Moulds, 39, has been in a coma in intensive care since his accident about two months ago near Pattaya.

He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year.

As Chris did not have medical insurance his family has had to foot the £1,000-a-day medical bill. Well wishers have so far raised nearly £19,000 of a £30,000 target to fly him home.

Now Chris's mum has said friends have loaned the remaining amount of money and his family is in the process of bringing Chris home within days. However, his wife Alice, who is Chinese, and his children, who do not have British passports, will have to remain in Thailand until visas can be arranged.

Sandra Harper, Chris' mum, wrote on his Facebook appeal page: "After the fiasco with the government offices yesterday, we have taken the difficult decision to get Christopher back, to the care and attention he needs, and then either go back for Alice and the children or they will come on their own later.

"If Christopher gets an infection or something else goes wrong we may miss the opportunity we have to get him back to the UK. We have friends who have generously loaned us the needed funds, so it's all systems go, I will let you know when we get back.

"Thank you again for what we have raised so far please keep this going, and also raising the profile of this case, as it will help others in the future."

Ms Harper, 63, who lives in Driffield, is currently with the family in Thailand. She has spoken of her concern at how long it is taking to secure documents for her daughter-in-law and grandchildren to come to the UK, writing on Facebook that the immigration office has told the it will be "maybe one more week" and that they cannot help further.

She said: "I cannot talk to anyone dealing with processing the visas. I cant believe this is the way we treat people in distress. Frustrating is not the word."

Chris was born at Westow Croft outside Malton and lived in Huby near Easingwold, then Copmanthorpe, and attended Tadcaster Grammar School.

Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago.

Anyone wishing to donate to help bring Chris home from Thailand can do so via their funds4us page http://funds4us.co.uk/campaigns/please-help-get-my-son-home-from-thailand-2/

The Facebook campaign page is called Please Help Bring My Son Home From Thailand.

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12:41pm Thu 22 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Good news. Let's hope bureaucracy can get its skates on and ensure this family isn't kept apart at such a difficult time.

Best wishes to all concerned.
Good news. Let's hope bureaucracy can get its skates on and ensure this family isn't kept apart at such a difficult time. Best wishes to all concerned. Fat Harry
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1:54pm Thu 22 May 14

MouseHouse says...

Well done.
Well done. MouseHouse
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Thu 22 May 14

Si@TLC says...

At short notice, we have put together a Charity Fundraiser on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, supporting Chris and his family. Chris is a friend of mine from School and his family urgently need our help and money to bring him back home and the money we raise over this weekend will go towards the £30k+ they need for a special medical flight home.

We have some fantastic Raffle Prizes donated by Castle Howard Estates, York City FC, Piglets Adventure Park, Sandra Ford Photography and Featherstone Rovers RUFC. it should be a great day out, for all the family!

We'll have a Bouncy Castle... Raffle... Guess How many sweets in the Jar... Beer Garden... Ice-cream... Garden Games... Afternoon Tea AND an appearance from Dora the Explorer too!

Join us from 2.00pm onwards, there's no set charge for entry. Just donate as much as you can, to help Chris and his family!
At short notice, we have put together a Charity Fundraiser on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, supporting Chris and his family. Chris is a friend of mine from School and his family urgently need our help and money to bring him back home and the money we raise over this weekend will go towards the £30k+ they need for a special medical flight home. We have some fantastic Raffle Prizes donated by Castle Howard Estates, York City FC, Piglets Adventure Park, Sandra Ford Photography and Featherstone Rovers RUFC. it should be a great day out, for all the family! We'll have a Bouncy Castle... Raffle... Guess How many sweets in the Jar... Beer Garden... Ice-cream... Garden Games... Afternoon Tea AND an appearance from Dora the Explorer too! Join us from 2.00pm onwards, there's no set charge for entry. Just donate as much as you can, to help Chris and his family! Si@TLC
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6:31pm Thu 22 May 14

Ichabod76 says...

Si@TLC wrote:
At short notice, we have put together a Charity Fundraiser on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, supporting Chris and his family. Chris is a friend of mine from School and his family urgently need our help and money to bring him back home and the money we raise over this weekend will go towards the £30k+ they need for a special medical flight home.

We have some fantastic Raffle Prizes donated by Castle Howard Estates, York City FC, Piglets Adventure Park, Sandra Ford Photography and Featherstone Rovers RUFC. it should be a great day out, for all the family!

We'll have a Bouncy Castle... Raffle... Guess How many sweets in the Jar... Beer Garden... Ice-cream... Garden Games... Afternoon Tea AND an appearance from Dora the Explorer too!

Join us from 2.00pm onwards, there's no set charge for entry. Just donate as much as you can, to help Chris and his family!
I might be being blind but

Where is the event ?
[quote][p][bold]Si@TLC[/bold] wrote: At short notice, we have put together a Charity Fundraiser on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, supporting Chris and his family. Chris is a friend of mine from School and his family urgently need our help and money to bring him back home and the money we raise over this weekend will go towards the £30k+ they need for a special medical flight home. We have some fantastic Raffle Prizes donated by Castle Howard Estates, York City FC, Piglets Adventure Park, Sandra Ford Photography and Featherstone Rovers RUFC. it should be a great day out, for all the family! We'll have a Bouncy Castle... Raffle... Guess How many sweets in the Jar... Beer Garden... Ice-cream... Garden Games... Afternoon Tea AND an appearance from Dora the Explorer too! Join us from 2.00pm onwards, there's no set charge for entry. Just donate as much as you can, to help Chris and his family![/p][/quote]I might be being blind but Where is the event ? Ichabod76
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7:39pm Thu 22 May 14

Seadog says...

I am glad this unfortunate person is being brought home and trust he makes a full recovery. Whatever the legal niceties of his familial situation, I do hope that common humanity will override the letter of the law and that he will ultimately be able to re-embrace his loved ones ... either here or there.
I am glad this unfortunate person is being brought home and trust he makes a full recovery. Whatever the legal niceties of his familial situation, I do hope that common humanity will override the letter of the law and that he will ultimately be able to re-embrace his loved ones ... either here or there. Seadog
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10:30am Fri 23 May 14

Si@TLC says...

Sorry... The White Swan, Thornton-le-Clay
Sorry... The White Swan, Thornton-le-Clay Si@TLC
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