Bury jewelry shop worker to take on Tough Mudder
A WORKER at a Bury jewellers is hoping to be a shining star when he competes in a stamina-sapping event to raise money for a cancer charity.
Ryan Unsworth, who works at Peter Jackson in The Rock, is preparing for the Tough Mudder challenge to be held at Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire on October 5. He is part of a team from stores across the North West, who are raising funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
The Tough Mudder event will test the group to the limits, as it comprises of a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test strength, stamina and determination.
Mr Unsworth, aged 24, of Walmersley Road, says the charity is close to his heart. His best friend was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 16 after suffering from water in the lungs, and now aged 23 has been given the all-clear after receiving treatment at The Christie.
He said: “I did a Race For Life a few years back but this is a bit scary. I have been training and I feel ready but nervous.”
The charity was founded as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990 to raise awareness of the disease, and in 1994 was renamed in honour of entertainer Roy Castle, who died in September, 1994.
The star of TV show Record Breakers spent much of the last year of his life working on an appeal to raise money for a £12 million international centre for lung cancer research in Liverpool, which was opened in 1998.
The team aim to raise £2,000. To make a donation: visit justgiving.com/PeterJackson Jeweller
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