More than £5000 already raised to help King’s Lynn firefighter after he was left paralysed on stag-do in Mallorca

Screengrab from Just Giving page for James Thorpe. Picture: Supplied

Screengrab from Just Giving page for James Thorpe. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

More than £5,000 has already been raised to help a Norfolk firefighter who was left paralysed after a devastating accident on his stag do in Mallorca.

James Thorpe, 28, suffered a broken neck after falling while walking into the sea, just three hours after arriving on the Spanish island.

The full-time firefighter, who is based in King's Lynn, is due to get married on June 24. His family and fiancée have flown out to be by his side.

Simon Burch, a firefighter based in Dereham, set up a Just Giving page to help assist his friend's recovery which has already raised £5,050 (and counting) - surpassing the £5000 target.

The initial £1,000 target was reached within about 30 minutes of the page going online.

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Mr Thorpe, who lives in Boston, is also believed to be getting help from the British Consul in Mallorca, His marriage will take place in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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