Enfield Grammar School pupil was seriously injured after being hit by car
Thousands of pounds have been raised for an Enfield schoolboy who lost his leg after being hit by a car.
The headteacher of Enfield Grammar School set up an online fundraising page for pupil Kiren Mustafa, 16, after the incident in Enfield Town in early May which resulted in him losing his lower leg. Within a few weeks, it had surpassed its £15,000 target.
Kiren, a talented footballer who had been due to start a scholarship with Tottenham Hotspur, will use the money to help buy a top-of-the-range prosthetic leg to help him walk again, which he is determined to do by the time he starts his A-levels this autumn.
Mum Andrea Mustafa told the Dispatch: “The school have been absolutely amazing, I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for Kiren, it’s totally overwhelming.
“Kiren has been super positive. We have had some dark days and we have had a lot of tears, it has taken a toll mentally as well, but he is a soldier and is trying to look to the future.
“You can get them [prosthetics] on the NHS but they are basic. What has helped him is seeing what can be done for him privately. He will need an ‘everyday leg’ which will cost £20,000 and a ‘shower leg’ for swimming and anything else, which is £6,500. He will need to do a lot of rehabilitation as well, which is intense.
“Kiren has two goals now; to be able to look at himself again, and to be able to walk back into school.”
Headteacher Chris Lamb said a lot of the pupils had wanted to help Kiren in the wake of the incident. He told the Dispatch: “There was a feeling in the school that we wanted to do something for him.
“The kids had a no-uniform day and then the Go Fund Me page became the central point for fundraising. It was lovely, we had local businesses contributing, the owner of a bed shop offered a bed to the family.”
The incident which led to Kiren losing his leg is still being investigated by police. In addition to Kiren, two other pedestrians suffered minor injuries, as well as a 79-year-old car passenger. The 80-year-old driver of the vehicle, who had mounted the pavement, stopped at the scene and was interviewed under caution.
The Go Fund Me page for Kiren is still accepting donations: