Colin raises thousands for prostate cancer research18/06/2021
One of LCP’s managers has raised more than £2,000 for prostate cancer research after cycling almost 300 miles in a month.
Colin Matthew, Head of Governance and Risk, took part in the Prostate Cancer UK’s Cycle The Month challenge, which called on supporters to cycle 100 miles in May – and he smashed the target, notching up almost 280 miles.
The most miles he completed in a single day was almost 33 miles, which is not bad for someone who only took up cycling properly as a hobby in December 2019 to help lose weight and get fitter.
Colin said he was inspired to take part after his father was diagnosed twice with prostate cancer.
“My father had two occurrences and died aged 74 after the second aggressive occurrence, 16 years ago,” he said. “I have been tested since age 50, had two biopsies, one in 2018 and the latest in February 2021 and fortunately there is no issue at present. This motivated me to do it, to help fund improvement treatments for current and future generations of men.”
He thanked LCP for its generous donation, while friends, family and colleagues have helped the 57-year-old to raise a total of £2,085 for the charity. There is still time to donate – just head to his JustGiving page.