John and his family Cheryl, Freya, Aiden, Harry and Oscar have signed up to do the London 10k to raise funds for the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre thank the team who helped John during his treatment.

John said: “When I was diagnosed with lung cancer, my world turned upside down. The road ahead seemed long and daunting, but I was determined to face it with courage. My journey through treatment was filled with countless challenges, including major surgery (lobectomy - half of my left lung was removed) but it was the incredible support I received from friends and family along with the Lister team that made all the difference.

The staff at the centre became my lifeline.

"From the moment I walked through their doors, I was met with kindness and compassion. The staff at the centre became my lifeline, offering not only me but every cancer patient in their care, emotional support and hope. Their unwavering dedication helped me find strength on my darkest days. The chemotherapy chairs I sat in became a place where I found comfort, surrounded by people and fellow brave fighters who genuinely cared about our well-being.

I am determined to give back to the centre that gave me so much.

"Now, as I stand on the other side of my battle, I am determined to give back to the centre that gave me so much. To help the centre continue their incredible work, I am aiming to raising enough funds to buy new chemotherapy chairs, ensuring that others can receive the same comfort and care I did. Every step we take will be in honour and support of those who are still fighting, and in gratitude for the team that helped me through.”

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