THE former Chairman of Southport Hesketh Round Table has spent the past five months battling blood cancer in hospital.
Now Dean Wilson’s friends from Round Table are planning to cycle from Southport to all three Clatterbridge centres in Aintree, Wirral and Liverpool city centre in recognition of the “world class” care he has received from the Clatterbridge team.
Mr Wilson, a Gold Travel Counsellor at Travel Counsellors, has helped to raise thousands of pounds for his local community through his charity work.
As Chairman of Southport Hesketh Round Table, he was involved with popular events in Southport such as the Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks at Victoria Park, the Mad Dog 10K run, the Pudsey Bear tour for Children In Need and the Round Table Father Christmas Santa Sleigh.
Current SHRT Chairman Jordan Shandley has now chosen to support those people like his friend Dean Wilson who are affected by blood cancer.
He said: “Every year members of Southport Hesketh Round Table raise thousands of pounds for local good causes through our events.
“I have chosen to support the work of two amazing local charities that support those affected by blood cancer.
“Our former chairman, Dean Wilson, is currently receiving treatment for Acute myeloid leukaemia at the Clatterbridge Centre in Liverpool.
“Dean has spent nearly five months in hospital, including a spell in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) in his battle with blood cancer.
“He has received world class care from the team at Clatterbridge.
“Dean is now waiting for a stem cell transplant and is making good progress.
“To thank the amazing team at Clatterbridge and support the charities that assist their patients, myself and other members of Southport Hesketh Round Table and Dean’s friends have decided to cycle from Southport to all three Clatterbridge centres in Aintree, Wirral and Liverpool city centre in one day.
“Whilst this is a modest target of six to seven hours in the saddle for the experienced cyclist, most of us taking part are not experienced cyclists and this will represent quite a challenge!
“Please help us reach our target of £1,500 each for The Candice Colley Foundation and The Bloom Appeal.”
People are being invited to donate to the Dean Wilson fundraising page here: