THE £10,000 Just Giving target to raise funds for former soldier Ade Stowell has been smashed in just ten days.
Ade was acting as a marshal at the Remembrance Sunday parade in Studley when the accident happened.
He is currently lying in a coma in the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry fighting for his life after undergoing two major operations.
His wife Chrissy said: “People have been amazing – I just cannot thank them enough.”
She’s hoping the money will give enough support to keep her at Ade’s bedside while they work out what the future holds for him.
Ade spent 35 years in the Army, first in the Royal Artillery then as a Reservist with the 37th Signals Regiment based here in Redditch.
“Some of his TA mates came in to see him and although his condition hasn’t changed the more visitors he has the better,” said Chrissy.
“I think the best thing we can do is carry on talking as I am sure he can hear us.”
The Just Giving page was set up by Ade’s Army colleague Adrian Proffitt, who said: “I’m overwhelmed that we reach the total so quickly as it was a massive sum.
“Hopefully the money will tide them over for a while.”
Police are still investigating the incident which took place at the A435 / A448 junction at Spernall south of Studley.
People can still donate to Ade’s fund – visit Just Giving and type in Ady Proffitt or click here.