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Weʼre raising £2,500 to help support Mark and his family with the costs of adaptions to their home, after Mark suffered a serious accident.

Manchester, UK

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Just prior to Christmas 2017, Mark was involved in a terrible accident which resulted in severe head and spinal injuries. The injuries included bleeding to the brain and a dislocated vertebrae. Mark has now been in hospital for 7 months, having first spent 4 months in the Critical Care Unit of Salford Royal Hospital, thereafter moving to the Spinal Injuries Unit in Southport.

The injuries sustained have meant Mark is paralysed from the shoulders downwards. He was also reliant on a ventilator to breathe due to the damage to his spinal cord.

Over the past few month Mark has gradually been redeveloping his ability to breathe independently of the ventilator and has recently been able to start breathing on his own entirely. Now that he is able to breathe on his own, Mark is really eager to get home as soon as possible. Due to his paralysis however, his home is not currently suitable to meet his needs. This includes needing items like a ramp, a wet room and rearranging of the rooms and layout.

Unfortunately, there is no government funding available to make these adaptions and the onus has therefore fallen to the family to adapt their home to enable the move home. 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. We'd now like to recognise and support the family in making the necessary adaptions to their home, which will enable Mark to come 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.

We'd like to recognise Mark and his family and help them to make the adaptions to their home necessary so that he can come home. Anything which you're able to donate will go straight to the family to support bringing Mark home.

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  • Mike Ventura24 days ago
    Mike Ventura

    Mike Ventura

    24 days ago

    An update: Mark and his family are overwhelmed by the support they've been shown through this page. It's truly astounding that so many people have been so generous. The target we set was just a number, which in truth we probably never expected to reach. So whilst we didn't want to move the target again, in reality there are so many things which need doing that any donations above the target will make a massive difference. We never anticipated such massive support, so thank you.

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  • Mike Ventura1 month ago
    Mike Ventura

    Mike Ventura

    1 month ago

    Hi everyone, It's amazing to see that in just a couple of days, so many of you have been so generous. In fact, your support has been so incredible that the original target was not just met, but doubled within a 48 hour period. I can't express how fantastic that is. In response, we thought we'd adjust the target, because in reality the money required to make a reasonable quality of life for Mark and his family is considerable. The contributions everyone has made to this so far will go a long way to achieving this. Thank you everyone!

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Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 9:12 AM



  • Paul Williams

    Paul Williams

    Aug 18, 2018

    Thinking of you. Paul, Carolyne, and Katherine Williams


  • Karen Colligan

    Karen Colligan

    Aug 8, 2018

    Hoping you can get him home soon. Best Wishes Karen & Grant

  • Adam Merchant

    Adam Merchant

    Aug 8, 2018

    All the best to an amazingly strong family - hope you can all be home together soon. Love from the Merchants x


  • Caroline Atkinson

    Caroline Atkinson

    Aug 6, 2018


  • Jeremy Ferguson

    Jeremy Ferguson

    Aug 6, 2018

    Good luck for your continued recovery Mike.


  • Dave Marsden

    Dave Marsden

    Aug 6, 2018

    Glad to see Doug is getting better , hope he's home soon.


  • andrew wolfenden

    andrew wolfenden

    Aug 6, 2018


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