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raised of £1,000 target by 69 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,205 to help fund the equipment to enable Mark Douglas to return home almost 2 years after a serious accident left him paralysed from the neck down

    Funded on Saturday, 5th October 2019

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    On Saturday 6th July I'll be walking 15-18 miles undertaking the Saddleworth 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing Pots and Pans, Indian's Head and Wharmton Hill.

    This a major fundraising day for Mahdlo who this year are raising money to help thousands of young people experience the great outdoors, which has an impact on their self-confidence, well-being and resilience.

    I have been given special dispensation to split all monies that I raise between Mahdlo and the fund to assist my work colleague Mark Douglas and the efforts to enable Mark to move back home almost 2 years after a serious accident.


    Just prior to Christmas 2017, Mark was involved in a terrible accident which resulted in severe head and spinal injuries. The injuries included severe bleeding to the brain and a dislocated vertebrae. Mark spent four months in the Critical Care Unit of Salford Royal Hospital, thereafter moving to the Spinal Injuries Unit in Southport for another six months. Mark has now been in the Springfield Care Home in Rochdale for a further year whilst waiting for the necessary adaptations to his family home in Failsworth to be undertaken to finally enable him to move back home.

    The work has commenced but there is still a lot to do and it it will soon reach the point at which Mark has been forced to live away from his wife and children in the family home for OVER 2 YEARS.

    Unfortunately, there is no government funding available to make these adaptations and the onus has therefore fallen to the family to adapt their home to enable the move back. Without these adaptions, Mark will not be able to return home.

    There have already been some charitable contributions raised to recognise the fantastic hospital care Mark has had. Support is now concentrating on providing the adaptations / extensions to the family home and provision of specialist equipment (e.g. a personal track-hoist) without which the authorities will not permit Mark's move back home.

    Mark's family have been fantastic throughout. If you know Mark, you'll know he is one of the nicest guys you're ever likely to meet. If you know his family, you'll know they are incredible and have been so strong and supportive throughout this massively challenging time.

    Christmas may seem a long way off - but how great it would be to ensure that the family are re-united by December this year.

    Anything which you're able to do will directly support being able to bring home a great guy who just wants to be back with his family.

    Thanks for any support that you care to give.



    • Bernard King4 years ago
      Bernard King

      Bernard King

      4 years ago

      Dear all – a quick note to let you know that I completed the Saddleworth 3 Peaks challenge last Saturday taking 7 hours to complete the 15 miles. Your contributions certainly provided me with the motivation leading up to and on the trek itself, but most importantly will help with providing the specialist equipment needing to be installed at Mark’s house to enable him to return home. I will soon present Mark and his family with the final total raised within a week but the fundraising page will be kept open for another few days.

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    • Bernard King4 years ago
      Bernard King

      Bernard King

      4 years ago

      FINAL PRE-CHALLENGE UPDATE With one day to go and following a further week noted for contributions flooding in from all parts of the world – from Failsworth (round the corner from Mark’s home) to Atlanta, Georgia (US of A) – we’re now up to £885! Thanks very much to all who have donated so far – family, friends, friends of friends, work colleagues, people who know Mark and others who don’t but just want to help. Thanks again for your support.

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    • Bernard King4 years ago
      Bernard King

      Bernard King

      4 years ago

      On Father's Day - continuing the appeal to get this father, Mark Douglas, back home to his family after nearly 2 years in care. Only 1 week into the appeal and 3 weeks to go until my 3 Peaks charity walk and we've already raised £95 - thanks to all who've donated so far.

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    • Dave and Rach Darroch

      Dave and Rach Darroch

      Jul 14, 2019

      Well done Bernard


    • Keith Russell

      Keith Russell

      Jul 8, 2019

      Well done.


    • Terry Meighan

      Terry Meighan

      Jul 8, 2019

    • Anonymous


      Jul 8, 2019

      Good luck to everyone!


    • Ian Mason

      Ian Mason

      Jul 8, 2019


    • Chris Holmes

      Chris Holmes

      Jul 6, 2019

      Keep going Bern and the rest of the team. Terrific effort - will send some sun to brighten the day.


    • Terry Needham

      Terry Needham

      Jul 5, 2019

      Good luck Bernard , hope the legs knees ankles hold out :-)


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