A familiar face at Grangemouth Sports Complex gym, Jim Stewart, is setting off on a mammoth 4 days of cycling with a trip from London to Amsterdam. Jim is cycling to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK and will be heading off on the 16 September to commence his journey.
Jim says "I'll be leaving London, cycling between 5 cities, across 4 Countries, before arriving in Amsterdam on the 19th. The reason isn't some sort of a mid life crisis but for a cause close to my heart - Bowel Cancer UK. It’s over 18 years since, at the age of just 65, we lost the best Father and Granda anyone could wish for to the terrible disease of Bowel Cancer. My dad, Jim, was a brilliant family man, friend and a man committed to helping his local community. So much so that after his death a street in Falkirk, Stewart Avenue, was named in his memory."
Bowel Cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn't be. If diagnosed at an early stage Bowel Cancer is very treatable. A person diagnosed at an early stage has a 93% chance of survival for 5 years or more. More than 40,000 men and women are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. That equates to someone every 15 minutes.
To donate, you can visit Jim's justgiving page.
We all wish Jim the very best of luck (and good weather!)!
Monday, 14th September 2015