Mark Wood: Sister Cathie Donates Money To Mental Health Charity

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THE family of a vulnerable man, who starved to death after his benefits were cut, have donated the money he was wrongly refused to charities.

Cathie Wood hopes to prevent others ending up in a similar situation to her late brother, Mark, so has given some of the money to mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind.

Mr Wood, 44, had his benefits cut to just £40 in March last year, after Atos Healthcare assessed him as being fit to work.

An inquest into his death in February, which concluded with a narrative verdict, heard he weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of malnutrition in August last year.

A month later, the Department for Work and Pensions reviewed its decision to make the cut and launched an internal review into his case, after Ms Wood and her mother Jill Gant, from Abingdon, appealed.

She has received about £500 and has split…

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