On two wheels with mayoral support

The pancreatic awareness group with Brigg Town Mayor James Truepenny and Mayoress  Sophie Brumby; from left,  Gavin Yule, David Williamson, Zoe Hall and Andrew Markham. EMN-150309-121447001
The pancreatic awareness group with Brigg Town Mayor James Truepenny and Mayoress Sophie Brumby; from left, Gavin Yule, David Williamson, Zoe Hall and Andrew Markham. EMN-150309-121447001
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A group of Brigg area people have got on their bikes to raise awareness of the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action. They took part in an 18-mile ride, starting at the Nelthorpe Arms in Brigg, going to Hibaldstow, South Kelsey, Howsham, and back to Brigg.

The cyclists, which included Andrew Markham, Zoe Hall, David Williamson and Richard Dent, hope to raise funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer in memory of Howard Stothard, Jean Ross-Fowler and Doreen Hardaker, as well as those affected by pancreatic cancer, including David Williamson who had surgery to remove a pancreatic tumour along with part of his stomach and his spleen earlier this year.

Zoe said: “We decided to take part in this challenge for Pancreatic Cancer Action because pancreatic cancer desperately needs more awareness and funds.

“The survival rates and life expectancy are shocking, and sadly I know this all too well as my mum Jean died of pancreatic cancer just five months after diagnosis.

“But it’s great to know that we are raising funds to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and make people aware of this grim disease that is remarkably underfunded in terms of research.”

Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer and 24 people die a day from the disease.

You can support the group by visiting www.justgiving.com/andrewmarkham2/

For further information on pancreatic cancer visit pancreaticcanceraction.org