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Yorkshire man to leap from great heights for cancer charity

Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malcolm Pyle of Beverley will be taking part in a tandem sky dive on Saturday 7th December 2013 in Bridlington for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Malcolm, who hopes to raise over £700 by bravely jumping out of a plane from 12,500 feet, said: “I decided to take on this challenge to raise funds for a cause close to my heart. Sadly, my dad died of pancreatic cancer in September 2012. This was just under a year from his diagnosis with the cruel disease.”

Alan John Pyle, Malcolm’s father, lived in Hailsham, East Sussex. He was a retired policeman that had worked for Hailsham, Eastbourne and Crowborough to name a few. Alan was part of a very close family and was a friend to many.

Currently only 3% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive beyond five years. Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.

Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Malcolm is giving his time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action.

”As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Malcolm to help us continue our vital work. Please back Malcolm in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. His fundraising page is www.bmycharity.com/pyliesfundraisingpage.”

To find out more, please visit http://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/fundraise/ or call 0303 040 1770


Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action, on Thursday 10 October, 2013. For more information visit http://www.pressat.co.uk/