A fundraising page for a young NHS worker who was seriously injured by a car in a racially aggravated attack has reached more than £28,000.
Specifically, the 21-year-old musician, known as K or K-Dogg, was attacked while walking to the bus stop from his job at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, on the 22nd of July. Some witnesses said that a dark blue Honda Accord was deliberately driven at him before two men shouted racial abuse at him.
So far more than 1,800 people have donated via the GoFundMe page, which originally had a target of only £5,000. Even the Bristol band Massive Attack posted on Facebook saying they had donated money to help K-Dogg and his family recover from this "horrific attack".
K-Dogg after the attack. Image credit BBC
However, in the beginning, the crowdfunding page was set up by Simeon Mccarthy, from Fishponds in Bristol, "to help his close friend".
Simeon explained that the money would be paid directly to K-Dogg to help him for a fast recovery. He said: "K-Dogg has a long road ahead of him to recover physically and even longer mentally".
Mccarthy added: “This money will be paid straight to K-Dogg to support him in his recovery in whichever way he sees fit, as he will be out of work for a long time and is going to need a lot of support."
The whole Urban Kapital team wishes him a fast recovery, good luck K-Dogg!