Mile chal­lenge for Roy’s can­cer fund

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

I AM sup­port­ing a new char­ity swim­ming badge that is in aid of Roy Cas­tle Lung Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

In or­der to com­plete the badge, par­tic­i­pants must swim a mile over the course of a month ei­ther in one go or over mul­ti­ple swims. Once the mile is com­pleted, sup­port­ers will re­ceive a T-shirt, cer­tifi­cate and swim­ming badge in recog­ni­tion of their hard work.

The chal­lenge is free to en­ter and any money raised from spon­sor­ship will go to Roy Cas­tle Lung Can­cer Foun­da­tion to help fund vi­tal lung can­cer re­search and sup­port peo­ple living with lung can­cer.

As a swim­mer, my lungs are ob­vi­ously vi­tal to my per­for­mance in the pool, which is just one of the rea­sons why I am sup­port­ing this cam­paign.

To take part in Swim a Mile in a Month and get your badge visit www.roy­cas­tle.org/swim.

The Roy Cas­tle Lung Can­cer Foun­da­tion aims to beat the big­gest can­cer killer.

The char­ity was set up in 1990 and named af­ter TV pre­sen­ter and en­ter­tainer Roy Cas­tle, af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease. In the last months of his life raised £1mil­lion to fund re­search to beat lung can­cer.

To­day they con­tinue his le­gacy by fund­ing re­search to stop lung can­cer be­ing di­ag­nosed too late to be cured, mak­ing life bet­ter for the thou­sands of peo­ple living with lung can­cer and stop­ping chil­dren be­com­ing smok­ers to pre­vent the next gen­er­a­tion get­ting lung can­cer.

SHAR­RON DAVIES MBE

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