Mark Giltrow, former boss of Camper UK and head of sales at young fashion brands Levi’s, Criminal and Boxfresh, has fallen into a coma in Thailand after contracting dengue fever. His former colleagues and partner are calling for donations to help finance his treatment.
Simon Poole, managing director of young fashion brand Luke, who used to work with Giltrow at Boxfresh, is spearheading the fundraising with freelance sales agent Andrew Ellard.
The pair have planned a drinks event at the Grand Union on Camden Road, London, on October 21 at 7.30pm to raise money.
Giltrow moved to Thailand 10 months ago with his partner Mel Martinez and established a beach resort on the island of Koh Lipe. Dengue fever is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions.