Graham spent 20 years working in the Royal Air Force, was a frequent gym goer and ran marathons. However in 2015, Graham was diagnosed with cancer.

“In 2015, I went to see my GP after my partner Sally was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma. She had been referred to the Lister to have a mole checked on her forearm, and thankfully Sally’s cancer treatment was successful. However it was during this time I had started to feel very fatigued.”

After numerous different tests, in December 2015, Graham was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Christmas that year was a little different; rather than the usual festive celebrations, Graham was making decisions about treatment. After considering his options, Graham made the decision for his prostate to be removed in February 2016.

“Sally and I were both so grateful for the fantastic treatment we received by the many staff at the Lister, which made us want to give something back. In August 2016 we teamed up with a group of keen local cyclists to discuss the idea of doing something charitable for a local cause, it was then that the Twin Towns Foundation was born. We agreed to raise funds for East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, with the intention to split the money raised between three key areas, children, elderly and men’s health.”

In November 2018, after several fundraising events including a 750 mile ride in nine days, Twin Towns donated funds to help purchase new state-of-the-art equipment which allows prostate biopsies to take place outside of theatre.

“Inspired by the success of that project, in January this year I became the Chair of a new Men’s Health Fundraising Committee (MHFC). Leading a dedicated team of volunteers to fundraise for the Hospital Charity we hope to raise £500k by summer 2020, as well as improving the community networks and awareness of men’s health in the area. I very much look forward to this exciting journey!”