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Fitness community fundraise after tragic accident

Friends of a father of two who lost both hands and a leg in a work accident have been raising money to support him and his family.

Credit: Family

Jamie Mines, a scaffolder from Frome, was electrocuted just before Christmas.

The injured worker was working at a height in Swindon, when he was shocked by the huge volt of electricity.

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This weekend, more than 100 people have attended fundraising fitness classes in Trowbridge to raise money for him and his family.

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A couple of fitness classes were held at CrossFit Bath The Bridge in Trowbridge, and each had more than 50 attendees at each. Each participant was asked for £10 but lots of people were donating more.

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It was organised by Adam Shackell and Kieran Baggs who both used to play football with Jamie, and when they heard what had happened wanted to do something to help.

Kieran Baggs says the event really shook all those who know Jamie:

Jamie's brother Ben has thanked everyone for their support.

Jamie is still in intensive care where they are continuing to monitor the effects of the burns on his body. The medical team are impressed with his progress, but continually remind us that we do not yet know what the full outcome will be.

He is definitely a fighter! Thank you to everyone for the amazing support, care and fundraising efforts.

– Ben, jamie's brother
Jamie has twin girls who celebrated their first Christmas last year. Credit: Family

The decided to bring as many people together as possible to raise money for Jamie and his family.

Many of the people who attended the classes didn't know Jamie but were members of the gyms and wanted to show their support.

Adam Shackell says it was the least they could do:

Fundraisers get fit for Jamie and his family. Credit: ITV West Country

The dad of two remains in intensive care.