Christopher Brown Arnold
PICTURED: Christopher Brown, inset, is being treated at Nottingham City Hospital for Covid

The family and friends of a frontline worker from Arnold have set up a crowdfunding site to help pay his bills as he battles Covid in hospital.

Christopher Brown works for a private ambulance service helping others across Nottinghamshire.

He is now on an ICU ward in a serious condition after being diagnosed with the virus at Nottingham City Hospital.

As Christopher is classed as self employed, it means he won’t be earning money to pay bills during his spell in hospital.

But friends and family have now come to the rescue and are planning to cycle over 1,000 miles until Chris comes out of hospital to raise the cash needed for him to meet bills and mortgage payments.

His sister Helen Brown, told Gedling Eye: “We are cycling 1,000 –or maybe more- miles throughout March 2021 until Chris comes home from hospital

“He is critical ill in ICU.

“He became ill on January 2, 2021 while on frontline.

“He was later rushed into hospital on January 7 needing full flow 100% oxygen.

“He is gravely ill with a 50/50% chance on survival. Later he caught pneumonia and a secondary infection.

“He is still in a coma and on a ventilator; this is his 31st day on a ventilator.

She added: “The money we raise will go towards, his bills, mortgage while he is in hospital and his recovery due to being self employed.”

You can donate money to the crowd-funder by visiting the dedicated JustGiving site HERE