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Over the next 2 years, Ron is hoping to do walks in 33 County's in England and Wales playing Over 60s cricket
by Bob Willis Fund in Marlow, , United Kingdom
Having joined Jeff Stelling, March for Men, in 2017 to raise funds for prostate cancer research a year later Ron Hedley was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer in November 2018. He spread the message that this disease would affect 1 in 8 men and encouraged mento to get checked.
Through his work with Buckinghamshire Over 60’s and Over 70’s cricket Ron had a large audience to alert for PSA testing. With the help of many teammates, friends and celebrities Ron organised a cricket match, lunch and auction then nine walks which ended with a lunch in which Allan Lamb and Mick Harford, both prostate cancer sufferers, joined 80 other people to raise funds. The three initiatives have so far raised £19, 000 for prostate cancer research.
Having thought the second lunch would be the end of his fundraising Ron was inspired, after talking to the CEO of Prostate Cancer UK and to the wife of Bob Willis, Lauren Clark, that maybe one more walk should be arranged. The one more walk has now become potentially 33 walks across England and Wales. The idea is that every County playing Over 60s cricket organises a walk in their County and gets their players to join Ron and donate to the cause. There are 32 Counties and Wales that could potentially organise a walk. To accommodate so many possible walks Ron has set a date of the 15th of September 2024, his 75th birthday, for the final walk to take place.