Why I’m Doing It

“Without people, you’re nothing”… Joe Strummer 1952 – 2002My Official Crew Picture

In truth, I’ve had a recent brush with prostate cancer. All’s OK now, but during the journey I’ve met some amazing people. Ordinary people who face adversity with such courage and positivity. The Macmillan ‘angels’, nurses who choose to spend their time ‘holding the hands’ of people with cancer. People like Professor Mark Emberton, a leading expert in prostate cancer treatment, who through his specialist skills changes the lives of people like you and me. Not least of all, take a look at all the sponsor logos on this website, these aren’t just companies, they’re people who have chosen to support me in this and I am profoundly grateful to all of them.

Listen to the words of Joe Strummer, a life long friend, below and please think on this… Ultimately it comes down to people who have made a choice to do something good and that’s why Joe’s words are here … and that’s why the world can be a better place.

The Choice You Can Make

If any of what you’ve read here touches you, or anyone close to you, then I’d ask you to do 2 things…

1. If you are a man over 40 get a PSA blood test, and encourage everyone you know to get one done. The more we talk about it, the less of a taboo it will be. It’s a small choice to take a small action that could have a big effect – saving lives.

2. Sponsor me on this challenge to race to Rio, and help raise funds for these amazing charities that help support people that aren’t as lucky as I’ve been. Donate here.

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