The Aberdeen Evening Express has raised more than £10,000 in just two weeks to help the plight of Chinese tourist Terry Ho, 29, who was left in a coma following a vicious street attack in the city.
Money from the Ho [Helping Others] Fund will cover his mother’s everyday costs while she is in Aberdeen; help towards Ho’s future care; and go towards a new Red Cross Centre in the city for people who need emergency accommodation while relatives are in hospital.
Scottish health minister Malcolm Chisholm agreed to waive Ho’s expensive medical fees in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after more than 1,000 Evening Express readers signed a petition.
Experts in Chinese medicine have agreed to help with Ho’s treatment.
Two men have appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on serious charges in connection with an incident involving Ho.
In the incident another Chinese man was badly injured.