A crowdfunding appeal has raised £100,000 for a scaffolder who lost both hands and a leg after being electrocuted.
A GoFundMe page was set up for Jamie Mines, 33, after he was injured while working on a five-metre high rig in Swindon, in December.
His friend Ian Kennedy set up the appeal so the scaffolder would have enough funds to pay for his care and support.
Mr Milnes, who has five-month-old twin girls, thanked supporters for their generosity from his bed in Southmead Hospital, in Bristol.
Mr Kennedy said: ‘The support everyone has shown is admirable, humbling and simply amazing.
‘We’re not stopping here, this is only the start of Jamie’s recovery and this is only the start of our show of support and love for him and his family.’
The semi-professional footballer was in an induced coma for two months following the incident at Kendrick Industrial Estate.
Mr Milnes also had the toes on his remaining foot removed.
The incident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.