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Injured Sheffield holidaymaker is returning home

Amy Wigfull is soon to return home from hospital in Spain.

Amy Wigfull is soon to return home from hospital in Spain.

Holidaymaker Amy Wigfull - who plunged 50ft from a window while sleepwalking in Spain - is returning home to Sheffield today.

Around £15,000 has been donated by well-wishers to bring Amy, aged 24, home in a special air ambulance.

Her family thanked the people of South Yorkshire after hundreds of people made donations, some of as much as £500.

Beverley Howell, Amy’s cousin, said: “Amy’s family are absolutely overwhelmed about the donations that have been made.

“We thank everyone that has donated. If it hadn’t been for these people then we would have struggled to get her home.”

Amy was on holiday in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol to celebrate her mum’s 40th birthday when she suffered a broken back, pelvis, shoulders and wrist, smashed teeth, bleeding on the brain and a punctured lung after sleepwalking out of a window in her hotel.

The visual merchandiser, who works at Size? shoe shop in Sheffield city centre, is originally from Wincobank, but currently lives in Wickersley, Rotherham, with her boyfriend.

Her family and friends had to raise money to pay for her medical care because Amy did not take out any insurance for the short four-day trip.

She has undergone four operations in Spain, and her family do not know how long she will have to remain in the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield after she is flown home.

Beverley, of Littledale in Sheffield, said all of the family are planning to visit Amy as soon as she returns.

“When I spoke to her earlier this week she was very emotional and said she just wanted to get home,” she added.

Beverly raised almost £500 collecting at the Arundel Club, City Road, and around the Moor Market where she works on the greengrocers stall Fruit Fayre.

She said: “There is still ongoing fundraising events planned because Amy still has a long way to go.

“We think she might have to have another operation because at the moment she can’t move her fingers.

“She’s been told that she has to lay flat for two months.”

n Visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/amy-chester to make a donation.

 

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