Mark Simmons

Simmo's Plymouth 10K page

Fundraising for Plymouth Hospital Charity
raised of £1,800 target
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Participants: Jackie Tresidder, Claire Tresidder, Adrian Trevelyan, Len Dickinson, Dairmuid Devery, Sarah Devery
We fund equipment, research and buildings to deliver excellent healthcare for people


I was involved in an accident at work at Falmouth Docks on 20th August 2014. I was crushed by a large steel rack and flat bars that were stored on the rack. That day changed my life.

I broke my pelvis, arm, a vertebra in my back and suffered a catastrophic open fracture to my leg. I have metal plates in my pelvis, leg, arm and a metal pin in my big toe. I had 6 operations in total including a skin graft on the open fracture on my leg plus 2 blood transfusions.

I spent 18 days at Derriford Hospital on Shaugh Ward before spending time in 2 other local hospitals, Treliske & Falmouth. I was in hospital and bed bound for 3 months.

I was lucky, Derriford Hospital saved my life and saved my leg from being amputated thanks to the amazing Orthopaedic team.

I was told it was highly unlikely that I would ever run again. It is nearly 4 years since the accident and I have taught myself, with the help of Diarmuid from The Devery Practice, to begin to run again.

Please can you donate and help me raise £1800? I spent 18 days at Derriford and want to raise £100 for each day I was there.

I would love to be able to do something positive and give something back to the hospital. I am determined to complete the 10k which is just over 6 miles in October.

Derriford is the South West Trauma centre and although it is not our local hospital, should you, your family or friends ever be involved in a life threatening trauma then Derriford is where you will go. 


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Plymouth Hospitals Charity raises money so that NHS Trust staff can provide the best possible healthcare, above and beyond NHS funding. You donations are used to improve the experience of patients and families visiting hospitals and the staff that care for them.

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