Colin says thank you to cancer support charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 November 2015

Colin Fear is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Colin Fear is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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A Wrington man, who was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support to thank the charity for supporting him through treatment.

Colin Fear, aged 75, underwent extensive chemotherapy after his diagnosis in November 2013, before being switched onto a drug which has helped stabilise his condition.

He relied on Macmillan nurse Denise Leighton-Price, a lung cancer clinical nurse specialist, for support during his treatment.

Mr Fear said: “I cannot speak highly enough of Denise.

“She always has a smile on her face and makes you feel special, even though she is dealing with a huge amount of patients.

“I feel like I am a member of the club – which I understand is quite common among cancer sufferers – and at the heart of the club is Macmillan support, which is there for every single one of us.

“It is like having a friend behind you at all times who you know will not say no to a request – and that is absolutely invaluable.”

Mr Fear is a former captain of the Mendip Spring Golf Club, in Congresbury.

He will now work with the club to discuss fundraising ideas which will aid other cancer sufferers and their families.

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