A charity worker from Todmorden will today be standing up for 24 hours for a new fund-raising campaign for Cancer Research UK.
Paul Wadsworth, 31, is taking part in Stand Up To Cancer - a UK-wide campaign to unite scientists, communities and celebrities to raise funds and awareness of cancer.
Channel 4 will tomorrow night be broadcasting a night of live television called Stand Up To Cancer.
Former Crossley Heath pupil Paul, a press officer for Cancer Research UK in Leeds, stood up at midnight tonight (Thursday) and has pledged to remain on his feet until midnight tomorrow.
He knows from his personal experience how crucial new developments and breakthroughs in treatment are to help more people survive.
He lost his mum, Marion Wadsworth, aged 57, to oesophageal cancer in March this year. He said: “She had been treated for cancer three times since 2006 and was so brave throughout it all, especially in her final few months. It was a week before Christmas last year when we were given the news the cancer was inoperable. It was absolutely heartbreaking watching my mum disappear in front of our eyes. She was such an amazing lady, I was so proud of her and as a family we’re still coming to terms with her not being with us.” To sponsor Paul please visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Wadsworth1