Philip's pedal power raises plenty of cash
Thursday, 10th May 2001.
A KEEN cyclist fighting skin cancer covered 52 miles to raise money for charity.
Philip Grainge, 38, was diagnosed with skin cancer six weeks ago but was not deterred from thinking of others and going ahead with a sponsored cycle ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
More than 20 years ago Philip was treated for Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymph system. He was given the all-clear by doctors but now has to undergo treatment again.
After hearing his efforts had raised around £1,000 for the charity, Philip said he enjoyed the experience so much he would not hesitate to do the same again.
He said: "Everybody knows somebody who was lost or injured fighting for the country and I wanted to support the organisation which supports them.
Philip, who lives in Westward Deals, Kedington, visited 16 memorial sites during the ride.
His son, Matthew, a pupil at Haverhill's Samuel Ward Upper School, and a fellow cyclist, Chris Orriss, 41, of Withersfield Road, Haverhill, cycled alongside the fundraiser.
PICTURE CAPTION: Charity cyclists...from left, Matthew Grainge, Chris Orriss and Philip Grainge.
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