Croydon cancer sufferer prepares for big abseil jump in aid of Royal Marsden Hospital
The owner of an online news service is raising money for two charities after he was given the all clear from cancer.
Paul Collins, who runs website All About Croydon, and one of the people behind the regeneration of Croydon Old Town, was told in late 2012 that he had testicular cancer.
Mr Collins received treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.
He was told last week that his operation and the chemotherapy treatment had been successful and now the 42-year-old wants to raise money for the Royal Marsden and Croydon Commitment.
Mr Collins is taking part in Jump Croydon, an event organised by Croydon Commitment where people are abseiling off the Jurys Inn hotel.
He hopes to raise £2,000 and if he reaches his target, he will do the abseil facing forwards.
Mr Collins said: “This is a great opportunity to thank both the staff and the people involved at Royal Marsden for all their support as well as helping to raise funds for Croydon Commitment’s partner charities.
“Jump Croydon, in its second year is bigger and better this year and by setting myself to do the thing forwards if I hit the target will be a worthwhile challenge.
He added: “Testicular cancer affects many men and it has one of the highest successful rates of clear up rate if it can be identified quickly.”
To sponsor Paul visit his uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Paul.Collins8.