Wolf run test to raise male breast cancer awareness

Ricky Barker
Ricky Barker
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A man from Long Buckby is taking on a wolf run charity challenge to remember an uncle who died of breast cancer.

Ricky Barker is taking on the event at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, on Saturday, November 2 at 1pm.

The event is a 10-kilometre run combined with an obstacle course.

Mr Barker is completing the challenge to raise funds and awareness of male breast cancer.

His uncle Trevor Lloyd, also from Long Buckby and known as Taffy to his friends, died of the illness in July this year.

Mr Barker said: “I am entering this event for my uncle as he lost his battle with breast cancer. He was very well known in Long Buckby, so I am hoping that the publicity will prompt people who knew him to donate.

“I think many of us didn’t think that men could get breast cancer until he got his diagnosis, so I am hoping to raise awareness of it in men.

“I have never done anything like this before but I am really looking forward to it.”

Money from the challenge will be donated to the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.

For further details about the event or to sponsor him visit www.justgiving.com/Ricky-Barker.