His friend’s brave battle with breast cancer has inspired a Netherfield man to tackle a demanding challenge in a bid to help fund a support group who offer invaluable help to those fighting the disease.
Robert ‘Rab’ Gorman will undertake the 50-mile ‘Lakes in a Day’ run from Caldbeck in the North Lakes to Cartmel in the South.
Robert is taking part in the 50-mile slog to raise funds for Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group.
The group have been supporting Robert’s friend Claire Bower – who has been battling the disease.
Sadly, Claire was recently diagnosed with secondary cancer which has spread to her liver and spine.
Robert will be taking part in the charity challenge on October 7 and is asking people in the local community to back his bid to raise as much funds as possible for the cause.
He said: “After hearing about Clare it really broke me. I decided the only thing I could do was to try and raise a bit of money for the support group that have helped her.
“You can’t help but applaud the good work that the people from Nottingham’s Breast Cancer Support Group do. They are such a brave bunch of people and all of the team are survivors of cancer.
“I’ll be running from Caldbeck to Cartmel 50 mile on October 7, which will be pretty easy compared to what these guys have to deal with. Please give as much as you can.
You can donate to the cause by visiting the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cheekytracks-cancer