Cancer survivor runs half-marathon to thank charity that supported him

Published:  03 December, 2018

A prostate cancer survivor donned his running shoes for the charity that helped him through it.

Steve Collins, Yard Supervisor at Gibbs & Dandy Hereford, has raised more than £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

He underwent an operation to treat the cancer last year and, despite major surgery, was determined to get back to work as quickly as possible and back into his running routine. So he devised a half-marathon challenge to give himself something to aim for.

He completed the challenge on 18 November and made it to the finish line in just two hours and six minutes.

Collins thanked everyone who had donated, including the team at Gibbs & Dandy Hereford.

He said: “The run was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed getting out into the bright and frosty Herefordshire countryside for what was a perfect day for running.

“After undertaking a lot of training and battling various health hurdles along the way, I just wanted to don my running shoes and do my best.

“I’m extremely thankful for all the support I received during my illness and wanted to give something back by raising money for Prostate Cancer UK and helping those fighting the disease like myself.”

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