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Cycling friends raise more than £6,000 for two cancer charities

Cycling friends raise more than £6,000 for two cancer charities

by Henry James (September 2021)

MEMBERS of Southport Hesketh Round Table have taken part in a massive cycle ride to recognise the “world class” care their president has had while battling leukaemia.

Former chairman Dean Wilson has been receiving treatment for Acute Myloid Leukaemia at Clatterbridge Centre, Liverpool.

His treatment has involved a spell in a high dependency unit (HDU) in his battle with blood cancer and he has received world class care from the team at Clatterbridge.

Dean had successful stem cell treatment, but caught a virus and had to spend the best part of the summer in the Clatterbridge unit again.

Thankfully Dean is now back at home and to thank the “amazing team” at Clatterbridge, and raise the funds for the charities that assist their patients, members of Southport Hesketh Round Table, friends and family cycled from Southport to all three Clatterbridge Centres in Aintree, Wirral and Liverpool City Centre on Saturday, September 11.

The group had originally aimed to raise £1,500 each for blood cancer charities The Candice Colley Foundation and The Bloom Appeal. However, they were able to collect more than £3,000 for each organisation.

Vice chair of Southport Hesketh Round Table, Marc Foreman, commented: “It was a fantastic day and we managed to visit all three Clatterbridge units. We also smashed our fundraising target.

“Thank you so much to everyone for their support.”

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