Fundraiser opened for boy injured in zorbing accident

26th June 2023

A fundraiser has been set up to support a young Southport boy injured in a freak accident.

The 9-year-old was carried into the air by a freak weather phenomenon while inside a zorb ball at the Southport Food & Drink festival, before falling to the ground.

He was given immediate first aid and rushed by air ambulance to Alder Hey Hospital.

It’s understood he suffered life-changing injuries from the ordeal.

Now parents of pupils at the boy’s school, Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Southport, have set up a fundraiser for his family.

The money raised is hoped to go towards any costs the family may face as their son continues to undergo specialist medical care.

Holy Family said: “The little boy who was involved in the zorbing accident last month goes to our school. He’s been in Alder Hey hospital and had multiple operations. We want to help support the family while he recovers in as many practical ways as possible.”

A Health and Safety Executive investigation has been opened into the incident which happened in early June.

The fundraiser can be accessed at: