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Gary’s set to walk charity marathon

A BOGNOR Regis man who has survived cancer is set to walk a marathon to help others overcome the condition.

 

Gary Broughton will be taking part in the Shine London 2018 walk in aid of Cancer Research UK next month.

 

He will join 1,000 other walkers at 10.15pm on September 22 to follow the 26-mile route of the London Marathon.

 

Gary, 46, said the event would also be a celebration of his survival of a tumour in his left thigh.

 

He said: “I went to see the specialist three weeks ago and he said I didn’t need to see him any more because he had cut out the whole tumour.

 

“I feel ecstatic about that. I couldn’t believe it.

 

“That’s why I want to do this walk. I know a lot of people have lost their lives to cancer. But, if we can get a cure through events like this, there will be fewer of them in the future.”

 

Gary, of West Street, said he expected to complete the walk in about six hours.

 

He was put forward for the event by Cancer Research UK after he had completed a 29-mile walk between Brighton and Bognor Regis piers two months ago.

 

He raised £426 from his solo effort and is hoping to better that in London.

 

“I have entered on my own,” he added, “but I am sure I will team up with other walkers along the way.”

 

His walk can be backed at: fundraise.cancerresearch.uk.org/garys-giving-page130

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