AN ONLINE fundraising campaign to help stricken judo star Stephanie Inglis has raised almost £100,000 in less than 24 hours.

Commonwealth Games star Stephanie, who lives in Duloch, is in a coma and fighting for her life after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Vietnam.

The 27-year-old, who won silver in the women's 57kg event in Glasgow two years ago, fell off the bike on Tuesday in the north east of the country where she had gone to teach English.

She suffered serious head injuries and is being treated in intensive care, while her parents, who are from Inverness, have flown to Vietnam to be at her bedside.

A fundraising campaign was set up by fellow judo athlete and friend Khalid Gehlan to help pay for her medical costs, and more than £98,000 has already been raised.

Donations have been flooding in from far and wide, which include £500 from Travis frontman Fran Healy.

Support for Stephanie, who lives in Duloch, has also been pouring in from the sporting world.

Champion boxer Alex Arthur wrote on Twitter: "Actually devastated and felt sick when I heard tonight about Stephanie Inglis. I was talking to her on Monday. One of the nicest girls", while Kimberley Renicks, who won gold for Scotland in Judo at Glasgow 2014, said: "Everyone is thinking & praying for @stephinglisjudo who have been in an accident and Vietnam plz share the gofund me that I have tweeted."

Stephanie's cousin, Louise Ferrier, runs the Centre Stage Dance Academy in Crossgates and that the family were “shell-shocked” by the news, and added: “We're all praying; Steph's a fighter and has fought her whole life. We need her to fight and to wake up.”

The online fundraising appeal said that Stephanie was being taxied to the school where she had been working during her last four months in Vietnam on a motorbike when the accident happened.

It suggests that her medical care is costing £2,000 per day and said: “She has been a fighter her whole life, following in her father's footsteps and becoming an international athlete, competing for Great Britain all over the world, beating adversity, competing and winning a silver medal in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, fighting for her country and her dreams.

“Now she is fighting for her life.

“Somewhere along this journey her dress was caught in the wheel and she was dragged off from her seat at high speeds and received severe injuries to her brain.

“For all those that have had the privilege and pleasure of being in Stephanie's company you will know what a positive, kind hearted and caring person she is. And for all those that haven't, just know that if you stole her last penny, she would smile at you and wish you all the best.

“Help her and her family, its sad that saving a persons life is about how much money you have, but it seems that is the world we are in. Even if you cant donate send your thoughts out to her and her family and pass this message on to people you know.”

The GoFundMe page to support Stephanie's medical expenses can be found at