- Sponsored walk raises £1,635 in memory of Gary Russell
- A marathon fundraising effort for JHMRF
- Bastow’s mammoth cycling fundraiser for JHMRF
- Copping Brothers’ tribute to their Dad
- JHMRF trustee Vanessa Bridge raises over £600 for the Fund
- Dancing for a cause
- Trustee to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats for JHMRF
- HASAG’s incredible support
- The Mansfield Pollard Three Peaks Challenge
- Cyclist goes Head to Head for the Fund
- Merseyside Asbestos Support Group raises over £2,000 for JHMRF
- UCATT Union supports research into mesothelioma
- The Buck family challenge
- Wedding donations in memory of a much-loved father
- GP raises awareness of mesothelioma
- 10/10 for effort, Finstall First School!
- £1,400 raised in memory of dad Charlie Robertson
- Leeds Vicar’s son speaks out and raises funds
- JHMRF’s biggest ever donation
- Alex climbs for his Grandad
- Fundraising round up
- Family pair reach Everest base camp
- The Lung Run
- Christmas cards
- 71 year old double cancer victim completes leg of Tour de France for charity
- Raymond Holland Dock Workers Memorial Fund
- Doing it for Grandad
- Fundraising roundup
- Fantastic asbestos support groups
Tag Archives: Tour de France
July 25, 2012
A double cancer-sufferer given only months to live has completed a leg of the Tour de France – described by seven-time race winner Lance Armstrong as ‘the toughest climb you can take in France’ – raising hundreds of pounds for the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and The Prostate Cancer Charity.
Malcolm Davidson, from Rothwell, Leeds, completed the 136km ‘Cingles du Mont Ventoux’ in eight hours and 40 minutes in scorching 42° heat!
71 year old Malcolm was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. During ongoing and routine monitoring he was also found to have mesothelioma in January 2011, and was given months to live. Yet despite his diagnosis, Malcolm completed the gruelling leg of the Tour de France this June.
He is currently working with asbestos related disease experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell, who have issued proceedings in the Royal Court of Justice against his former employers in a battle for justice following his exposure to the deadly dust which caused mesothelioma. The firm is now encouraging people to support Malcolm and the charities to honour his achievement.
Ian Toft, a solicitor in the industrial illness team at Irwin Mitchell who is supporting Malcolm’s claim said, “Malcolm showed incredible determination to somehow complete what is an extremely difficult challenge for even the fittest of riders, let alone someone who has been through so many difficulties.”
Malcolm said, “my motivation throughout the challenge was to think how low and weak did I feel during chemotherapy, compared to today doing this mighty challenge? Chemotherapy was a horrific ordeal, but the oncologist who treated me last year told me that my body dealt with it very well, both mentally and physically, and that was largely due to my cycling. I wanted to do this challenge to prove that the illness has not beaten me and to raise funds to help others suffering from cancer.”
Donations can still be made to Malcolm, simply visit his Just Giving pages: