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Founder of cancer charity to attend Steel Park

4 months ago By James McCafferty

Mark Solan, founder of The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust will be at Steel Park for tomorrows (04/11/2017) match against Belper.

The 44-year-old founder of The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust was named ITV Tyne Tees Fundraiser of the Year and on Monday attended the star-studded final at the Grosvenor House on Mayfair.

Mark is walking the 257 mile journey from London to Spenymoor to raise awareness for his charity, and hos journey will reach Corby tonight. The club will be honoured to have the attendance of such an inspirational man!

'In 2015 I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in a white collar boxing event to raise money for Cancer Research UK. I thought it would be an opportunity to get fit and raise some money in memory of my Mother and Grandmother who both died from cancer.

My mam was 42 when she was told she was terminally ill and she passed away age 43, I was 22 at the time and was totally devastated and I still have not recovered from this loss.

Image courtesy of the Northern Echo

I decided to set myself a fundraising target of £1000 (The national UWCB record was £10,240). By the night of my fight in July 2015 my total had reached £14,000 and I won my fight by a TKO after 85 seconds in the first round. The fight was a great release for me. I felt really positive and felt as if in a small way I was Knocking Out Cancer.

When my Just Giving Page closed, donations had totalled £21,315.

Excited and inspired by my ability to raise that amount of money through donations, I decided I could do more to help those affected by this horrible disease.

The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust was launched to help those touched by cancer. Our plan is to create a place which will support individuals and families in County Durham and Darlington who are affected by cancer. The Charity is all about you and how we can help you deal with your cancer journey.'

For more information, and to donate to this worthy charity, visit the website by clicking here

Updated 18:40 - 5 Nov 2017 by David Tilley

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