District Nurse Paul Edward

Paul gears up for cancer fundraiser

A District Nurse is gearing up for a 100-mile bike ride in aid of research into bowel cancer.

Paul Edward, 37, will raise money for Beating Bowel Cancer during the spectacular Ride London-Surrey 100 on 2 August.

Paul will be cheered on by his wife Christine and three children during the ‘sportive’ in which more than 25,000 riders will take part.

He was inspired to raise money for the good cause by his time working on Salford Royal’s gastroenterology ward L2. He said: “I saw a lot patients suffering with bowel cancer and realised we needed more research to find new treatments.”

Paul has been building up to August’s event with plenty of practice in the evenings as well as taking part in longer rides, including the 122-km Sussex Surrey Scramble and the 60-mile Ribble Valley Ride.

The Scramble took place on the hottest weekend of the year so far but he finished the route in  five hours and 18 minutes.

If you’d like to sponsor him, his JustGiving page is https://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Edward/ and he is also tweeting updates in support of the #whywedoresearch social media campaign through @EPaul85. He added: “It’s a great opportunity to showcase what we do and to explain how research is vital to health care.”

Photo by www.sportivephoto.com