Dr Mark Sims

My son Mark died on Thursday 19th January, 2017) after two years with Stage 4 malignant melanoma. (an advanced and deadly skin cancer).

Throughout his illness he wrote a blog that reached a huge audience and he has to date raised £201,700 for Cancer Research UK through his Just Giving Appeal

I have published his book with Poetry Space Ltd.

The book is now available : Go to online shop.

I have also now created a Facebook page dedicated to the book: Facebook.com/wrestlingmelanoma

After Mark died, tributes poured in. These are just a few of the poetic ones:

Tributes to my son Mark Sims

A memorial walk from Bath Abbey to Swineford

On Saturday June 10th we held a memorial walk for Mark It was  organised Chris in conjunction with Cancer Research UK.

We met at Bath Abbey and walked Swineford via Kelston Round Hill, a distance of approximately 6 miles. The route followed the Cotswold Way and took most of us 3 hours. 

We had refreshments along the way provided by Gary Welsh’s family and Avon Scouts. Then gathered afterwards in The Swan Pub in Swineford.

This is the exact route Chris and Mark took on a very special day back in November  2015. By then Mark’s Dabrafenib had stopped working and he received a phone call while they were out saying that he could start Pembroluzimab, a new and innovative immunotherapy drug.So there was cause for celebration.

The walk itself raised £2000.

Mark’s appeal for CRUK is now at a staggering £201,700.