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Scaffolders help raise £1,000 for mauled boy
From left, Stacey Simkins, Andy Philips, Alec Chapel-King, Justin Miles, Brian Collins, Tony Keogh, Mike Rawlings and Andrew Crouch
SCAFFOLDERS have helped to build funds in honour of toddler Keiron Guess after he was mauled by a dog earlier this month.
The two-year-old, who lost an ear and suffered extensive damage to his face in the attack near his home in Moredon, remains in Bristol Royal Hospital For Children.
About 25 scaffolders from Brunel Scaffolding, where Keiron’s father Anthony works, made donations which came to a total of £500 and bosses have doubled it to make a total of £1,000.
Andrew Crouch, the contracts manager at Brunel Scaffolding, said: “Anthony is one of our blokes and all the guys have known him for a year and a half.
“He is such a nice lad we wanted to raise money to help cover their expenses.
“Everyone was really up for it. We had a few guys give £30 one day and another £30 the next. It just snowballed.”
Keiron was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog earlier this month in the back garden of a house in Swanage Walk, Moredon.
The dog has since been destroyed.
Keiron was rescued by his grandfather, Dave Guess, 49, who said Keiron is making progress but they are not sure if his vision will return to normal.
Walcot Charity Shop and Library has donated £500 to the family and pubs across Moredon are also raising funds.
Dave said they are grateful to everyone who has donated.