Mark Ormrod: Triple-amputee given freedom of Plymouth

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In March Mark Ormrod raised more than £150,000 by running 5km

A triple amputee former Royal Marine has been given the 'freedom of Plymouth'.

City councillors voted unanimously on Monday to bestow the honour for his fundraising work.

Mark Ormrod from Plymouth lost both legs and his right arm when he stood on an improvised explosive device while out on patrol in Afghanistan in 2007.

He has so far raised more than £500,000 through different challenges to support veterans.

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Mark Ormrod: "I'm familiar with the feeling of discomfort and doing things that push yourself"

The accolade is given by a municipality to exceptionally valued members of the local community.

His achievements include raising more than £150,000 in a 5km (3.1m) run using prosthetic legs to raise money for the Reorg charity in March.

He has three children who call him 'Iron-Man' because of his hi-tech prosthetics legs.

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