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Housebuilder's donation turns spotlight on cancer

Added on: 4th June, 2018 by Samantha_10597

Housebuilder's donation turns spotlight on cancer

Last Updated:
Mon, 4 June 2018

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A regional housebuilder has donated 500 to boost the fundraising efforts of a Wigan man who is campaigning to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Cawton Wright was diagnosed with the illness in May 2016. Following treatment, he was determined to give something back to the people that cared for him and embarked on a major fundraising programme.

Persimmon Homes North West decided to support him and donated the money through its match-funded monthly Community Champions scheme.

Cawton said: I want to make men more aware and less scared to talk about mens issues and have been heavily involved in the OddBalls Foundation, which will receive the donation. I have also given talks to men and boys about the importance of checking themselves regularly.

Last year, Cawton cycled from Southport to Amsterdam, covering 244 miles in just three days, raising more than 10,000 for a number of cancer charities. He also took part in the Wigan 50, Manchester to Blackpool and Manchester 100 rides to raise even more money.

He added: I really just want to raise as much as I can and thank Persimmon Homes North West for its support. I also want to raise awareness as much as possible so that men feel comfortable talking about their tackle and making sure they are fit and healthy. I also intend to ride to Amsterdam again this year to raise even more money.

Dave Hodgson, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes North West, said: The fundraising efforts of Cawton are truly inspirational, especially after he has battled the illness himself, and we are delighted to be able to support his fundraising in this way.

We would also urge anyone who was unsuccessful last month with their Community Champions application, to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again.

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