A fundraiser has been set up to help find accommodation for a double amputee ex-rugby player.

Tom Adams, the ex-Camorne and Cornwall second-row forward is a hugely popular figure both in the rugby and wider local communities.

A cornerstone of the great Cherry and White packs of the late 80s and early 90s, in more recent times former tin miner Tom has lost both legs due to the effects of diabetes.

Since leaving hospital around six months ago, Tom has been moved from one unsuitable form of accommodation to another.

He has appeared on BBC’s Spotlight and his plight has also been highlighted in a recently filmed episode of BBC One’s Inside Out.

He has drawn attention not only to his own situation, but to the lack of support for post-operation amputees more generally.

Now, the Tom Adams Appeal fund has been initiated to meet his immediate and longer term needs. It is being administered by three trustees: Roger Moyle, former Camborne Rugby Club director of rugby; Tony Chapman, ex-Camborne and Cornwall scrum half and Kristy Adams, Tom’s daughter.

The aim of the appeal is to raise a total of £20,000. Donations can be made via gofundeme.com/help-us-to-help-tom-return-to-a-normal-way-of-life.

Camborne Rugby Club’s Colts Section were delighted to be able to present Tom with a cheque for the sum of £4,000 following several fundraising events held over the last few months.