Brave Jon’s ride for charity
Jon Birchall is soon to set off on a solo charity ride around the coast of Britain... but for the 54-year-old, the trip will have special poignancy.
Farmer Jon is terminally ill with kidney cancer and has been given an estimated 30 month survival time.
With the time he has left Jon has decided to undertake his lifelong ambition on his Yamaha FJ1200 to raise awareness of early detection of kidney cancer.
The Herefordshire man has also set a target of £50,000 to raise to fund a research assistant into treatments and an eventual cure for kidney cancer.
Jon will be starting his ride on June 6 in Blackpool and would love as many riders as possible to join his at the start and at any point in the ride.
He said: “I’m not a ‘do nothing’ person, and once I’d conquered the initial shock, I made my mind up to do everything I could to prevent other people suffering the same fate.
“I want to emphasise to everyone – including the medical profession – the vital importance of early diagnosis of kidney cancer.”
To find out more or to donate to the cause go to: www.facingup2kidneycancer.org
Jon Birchall is determined to make the most of his time left to do some good.