Watford FC fan Nic Cruwys is ‘doing well’, say family

Nic Cruwys with wife Jodie
Nic Cruwys with wife Jodie
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The family and friends of a football fan who was seriously assaulted after an away game are raising money for the two charities which supported him.

Nic Cruwys, 45, suffered serious head injuries following an attack in Little’s Lane, Wolverhampton, on March 7 last year after he and his friends watched Watford play Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The milkman, from Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead, spent three-and-a-half months recovering in hospital before being allowed home to his family in June last year.

Now his wife Jodie and friend Steve Boone have organised a charity night at Hemel Hempstead Football Club on Sunday, July 31, to raise cash for brain injury charity Headway Herts and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

Jodie, who is mum to Talia, six, and two-year-old Harley, said: “These two charities have been vitally instrumental in supporting my family and saving Nic’s life. I want to raise as much money as possible.”

Speaking about her husband’s recovery, she said: “Nic is doing really well. He’s desperate to get back to work, but we’re waiting to hear back from the DVLA.

“If he can start driving again that will give him more independence.

“He used to work six days a week before that was all taken away.

“He still struggles with his short-term memory and fatigue, so he goes to Headway every other Wednesday and sees the occupational therapist every week.”

Event tickets cost £10 and are available on 07956 400096 or 07780 874035.

Prizes include signed sports memorabilia, days out and hotel stays, and there will be entertainment throughout the evening.