Bedford man is walking to raise money to for Fight Bladder Cancer

Gary also wants to raise awareness of the work the charity does

By Holly Patel
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 10:37 am
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 12:39 pm

A man from Haynes has been inspired by Colonel Tom Moore to take up walking and raise money for charity.

Ex Bosnia veteran Gary Sales and his dog, Italian Spinone Dolly, will be walking 48 miles over the first 12 days of May to raise awareness of Bladder Cancer, Gary will also be celebrating his birthday on May 13.

The 47-year-old has been fighting bladder cancer for three years and has recently had his treatments suspended due to the coronavirus, he wanted to focus on something positive so decided to use Bladder Cancer Awareness month to raise awareness of the disease and raise money for the charity that has helped him through the illness.

Gary is walking to raise awareness of Fight Bladder Cancer

He said: "My cancer treatment is currently suspended so I want to do something good during this period of uncertainty.

"I hope people will support me when they see me and help by donating to Fight Bladder Cancer to give them needed funds.

"Fight Bladder Cancer provides information and support to everyone affected by bladder cancer, runs national and local awareness campaigns, supports medical research into better treatments and campaigns at the highest levels to turn the spotlight on this much-neglected cancer

"I want people to learn more about bladder cancer. I would like to raise over £1,200 and get people talking about bladder cancer.

Gary and his dog are walking to raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer

"I might even lose some weight on the way!

"Charities do a great job and will need donations more than ever this year. I hope people donate to my favourite little charity or support their 31 days of May events during May.

Gary has now completed six of the 12 days of May challenge, he has now walked 32.3 miles.

He said: "Thanks to everyone who has donated already, we have now passed the £1,000 mark.

"It's going really well, the weather has been good and it's been good to get out and have a bit of exercise."

Fight Bladder Cancer provide support and fund research to make a difference for those affected.

Gary has raised over £1,100, to sponsor him on his walk and help him raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer click here.