Published 9th May 2019.
Peter Wheddon has become the latest DE&S employee to undertake an impressive charitable task, overcoming personal adversity to raise money for a good cause
Peter Wheddon battled crippling back pain and exhaustion to complete the London marathon and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Peter, a member of DE&S’ Cancer Network, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015 and has received great support from the charity since the return of cancer was confirmed in February
Having remarkably completed the marathon despite a lack of training due to his ill health, Peter is currently undergoing seven weeks of radiotherapy and many months of hormone therapy.
Peter said: “After what I have been through in the last couple of months I cannot believe that I actually made it to the start line.”
“After what I have been through in the last couple of months I cannot believe that I actually made it to the start line”
“I had no expectation of finishing but felt I owed it to all the people who have supported me in my fundraising efforts to get as far as I could. I crossed the finish line in 3hrs 45mins 43secs with a sense of relief and astonishment.”
Peter, who hopes to compete again in 2020, added: “My message to all women who read this is to nag your partner/brother/father/uncle etc to have a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test. And to all men of a “certain age” to demand a test from your GP.”