Appeal to back surfing fundraisers

James Shires (left) and Kevin Wrigglesworth at Seaton Carew
James Shires (left) and Kevin Wrigglesworth at Seaton Carew

A CANCER patient who has organised a fundraiser to help the medics who helped him has made a new appeal for people to back him.

As reported in the Mail last week, Kevin Wrigglesworth was treated at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, after a tumour was discovered inside his nose.

Kevin, a 51-year-old engineering manager from the Fens estate in Hartlepool, is doing a sponsored surf from the North Gare at the Headland to Seaton Carew seafront this Saturday to try and raise cash for the Holistic Cancer Care unit at James Cook.

Two of his pals, Jamie Shires, 25, and Lee Weatherill, 38, both from Hartlepool, are joining him in doing the sponsored surf and once they are back on dry land, an acoustic music night, with raffles and tombola, in Hornsey’s Bar, from 7pm.

Dad-of-two Kevin, who has enjoyed surfing for most of his life, said: “When I was having my treatment there I said to the staff that when I feel up to it and when I feel fit, I’m going to try to give something back.”

l Anyone who would like to sponsor Kevin, Jamie and Lee, or would like to donate a raffle prize or buy tickets for the charity night, should contact Kevin on 07793 306558 or (01429) 400170.