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£2,295raised of £1,000 target by 52 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,295 to For Simon, Marie, Lauren and Josh. Let's show our love and support. Thank you. Fundraisers planned please watch out for events.

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    Wolverhampton
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    Funded on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

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    Hi everyone. This is a just giving page set up for our friend and colleague Simon "Couchy" Couchman.

    Back in April, Simon, a rugby loving family man who has worked on the railway all his adult life, was rushed to hospital with a cyst on the brain. No warning, boom, his life and that of his family changed forever.

    The prognosis was not good. The doctors operated straight away, the first of five operations he has had since being admitted. This first operation basically saved his life, but unfortunately the build up of pressure on the brain resulted in Simon losing his sight, his memory, and the ability to communicate.

    When the doctors felt it was safe to do so they removed the cyst, but such was the damage caused that a permanent shunt has had to be implanted to release fluid from his brain. He will have this shunt for the rest of his life.

    All this happened just a few weeks before his wife's 40th birthday, a birthday that Simon has not yet been able to celebrate.

    He has no short term memory, just vague recollections of his life on the railway and the people he knows. He can't hold a normal conversation but does respond to you when prompted

    He's now had all the operations he is going to have, five in total, and is recovering in West Park Hospital. No one knows how much he will recover and how much of a normal life he will be able to lead, but wit with hard work and the love of his friends and family as well as your support we hope to have Our Simon back with us.

    Leon Summerfield: I'll be running Wolves half marathon on September 4th
    13.1 miles from West Park at 9am

    Couch was best man at my wedding always been a good friend.
    Im also doing manchester marathon next year and also entered ballot for london any future races I will do for couch rather than a charity which has no meaning for me also i will get signed football kits to raffle off.

    Thanks everyone.

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    • Nicola Powell

      Nicola Powell

      9 months ago

      Nicola Powell

      Hi everyone. Cakes for couchy tomorrow at Wolverhampton train station 6am-3pm. Amazing cakes, biscuits and dog biscuits. Please come along.

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    • Nicola Powell

      Nicola Powell

      10 months ago

      Nicola Powell

      Wow. Massive thanks to everyone who's donated it means a lot. Can't believe we have reached over £600 already. Words can't explain how amazing you all are.

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    10 months ago

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    52

    • Footy mum clare hollis ( Jue lang

      Footy mum clare hollis ( Jue lang

      Nov 9, 2016

      From Jayne (Preston)xx

      £10.00

    • Footy mum clare hollis ( Jue lang

      Footy mum clare hollis ( Jue lang

      Sep 30, 2016

      £5.00

    • Nicola Powell

      Nicola Powell

      Sep 29, 2016

      From Irena

      £10.00

    • Trish rannello

      Trish rannello

      Sep 29, 2016

      £20.00

    • Nicola Powell

      Nicola Powell

      Sep 25, 2016

      Cake sale at Virgin. Thanks to everyone who donated, baked, and supported us. Special thanks to my team Claire, Lucy and Julie. We are lost for words. Thanks also to our family and friends.

      £1,492.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2016

      £20.00

    • Nige Harkness

      Nige Harkness

      Sep 19, 2016

      Bugger I missed the cakes 😭All in a good cause 👍

      £20.00

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    Nicola Powell

    Nicola Powell

    Wolverhampton

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