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A fundraising day is being held for footballer George Howard as he continues to make a good recovery.
The ex-Gills keeper was in a coma for 16 days after falling from the back of a truck on holiday in South Africa.
George, 20, suffered life-threatening head injuries but just 21 days after coming off a ventilator, he was able to fly back to the UK. He has since been recovering at home in Rainham.
Dad Mark said he is doing really well: “He is getting better every day. The doctors are really pleased with his progress.”
After the accident, George’s friends set up a fund to help pay for his care.
On Sunday, the fundraising continues with a fun day, organised by family friends Lee Harper, Adam Yeates and Natalie Allen.
There will be football matches, a barbecue, bouncy castle and children’s characters.
One of the teams is made up of family and friends and George is hoping to be there to cheer them on.
Lee said: “The money will help George and is also a celebration now he is home.”
The fun day is at the 44Two Sports and Social Club, Featherby Road, Gillingham, from 10am to 3pm.
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