Barnsley Football Club’s Head Physiotherapist, Craig Sedgwick, and Academy Physiotherapist, Gavin Walker, are taking part in the 10k-a-day challenge for November to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
Statistics suggest that one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and it is a charity that is close to Craig’s heart, as he explains.
“My grandad died of prostate cancer several years ago,” began our physio. “I always promised myself I would do an event for him on his behalf, but never got around to it. It seems like an appropriate thing to do now with the 10k-a-day challenge, so I’m dedicating my runs to my grandad and hoping that Barnsley Football Club and the fans will support me to help raise money for a good charity.
“It’s going to be really difficult. I’m quite a regular runner and I know Gav is too, but to do 10k-a-day is quite a lot – it’ll probably be an extra five or ten miles on my week, which is tough, but it’s for a good cause so it doesn’t matter.”
Gavin will be undertaking the challenge on behalf of the Pontefract Cancer Ward as well as Prostate Cancer UK, with all donations he receives being split between the two charities.
Like Craig, it is a cause close to Gavin’s heart as his mother-in-law has recently been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and is currently receiving specialist treatment on the Pontefract Cancer Ward.
We appreciate that times are very tough at the moment, but any contribution you could make to these incredible charities would be greatly appreciated by Craig, Gavin and everyone who will benefit from your generosity.