Louis Tomlinson ‘makes sizeable donation’ to help Doncaster couple trapped in Vietnam

The One Direction star reportedly helped Rhys Sykes and Sarah Liddle fly out of the country 

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Louis Tomlinson has reportedly donated a “sizeable” sum of money to help a couple stranded in Vietnam return home to Doncaster after being injured in a motorcycle accident. 

The One Direction singer reportedly came to the aid of Rhys Sykes, 24, and Sarah Liddle, 23, after Ms Liddle broke her leg in the crash and was unable to fly home. 

In a post on Facebook shared on 23 February, Ms Liddle’s cousin Jenna Duckitt appealed for funds to help get them both home. “Sarah and her partner Rhys have been involved in a traffic accident whilst on their travels in Vietnam,” she wrote. “Sarah has badly broken her leg in three places. She has already had an operation to correct her bone position and has spent 10 nights in a hospital. She needs to be flown back to the UK under medical supervision so she can continue her treatment and rehabilitation.”

The family also set up a Just Giving Page to raise £15,000 to fly Ms Liddle home on a flight with medical assistance, which raised £4,400. 

Ms Liddle’s aunt Julie Liddle told the Doncaster Free Press their fundraising drive caught the attention of Doncaster-born Tomlinson, who got in touch with the family to offer his assistance. It is not known how much he donated. 

“Louis heard about our appeal to get Rhys and Sarah home and his mum got in touch saying how upset he was to hear about what had happened and how he would like to help. He gave a very sizeable donation to the fund and we would like to say a very big thank you to Louis and his family for being so kind.”

Tomlinson has given money to philanthropic causes throughout his musical career and recently donated £2 million to the children's charity Believe in Magic. 

A representative for Tomlinson told The Independent they could not comment on financial matters.