Seven Kings man climbing mountain in aid of cancer charity as partner battles disease
A Seven Kings man is climbing North Africa’s highest mountain in aid of a breast cancer charity as his partner battles the disease.
Padraig Floyd, of Elmstead Road, has been with “better half” Fran Hannan for 20 years.
Fran, 44, has been fighting the cancer since September but treatment is going well and she is on the way to recovery.
Padraig, 41, said: “I’m raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer as my partner has just come through her treatment and so I thought I could give something back to the cause.
“The trek is a fitting way to mark our anniversary and raise money to fight this awful disease.”
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Padraig’s said breast cancer has always had an impact on his family, his grandmother died of the disease in the 1950s. She was 41 years old.
He will be climbing Mount Toubkal with a team of financial journalist colleagues between September 22 and 24.
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The 4,167m mountain offers views of the Atlas range and Sahara desert.
Ignis Asset Management is footing the cost of the trek and fundraising for Action for A-T.
Padraig has not yet reached his fundraising target. Donate at www.justgiving.com/PadraigFloyd.