Help get coma Brit home
Thursday 20th August 2015 @ 05:00 by Nigel Skinner
Community News

JOHN BARBER

A globetrotting Glossopdale  footballer has been left in a critical condition in a Thailand hospital after being struck down by a rare disease.

John Barber from Heath Road, Glossop,  was on a cross-countries trip to Australia when he contracted encephalitis, which causes inflammation to the brain.

It’s left the popular 24-year-old in a two-week long coma with his
family at his bedside.

Back home in Gamesley –  8,450 miles away – friends Peter Baker and Andy  Heath are doing all they can to help, including raising money for his rehabilitation  and are holding a family fun fund-
raiser for all  at the Bluebell pub in Gamesley, on Sunday, August 30,  from 2pm.

To  make donations or find out more about the event, contact Peter on 07712 337821 or Andy on 07540 319922.

• Twenty people were killed in a bomb blast a mile from John’s
hospital  on Monday. He is safe.

Full story in this week’s Glossop Chronicle.