Lung cancer sufferer does final good deed

Brave man: Ron Gordon, 60, who has terminal lung cancer, raised funds for hospice
Brave man: Ron Gordon, 60, who has terminal lung cancer, raised funds for hospice
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A man battling terminal lung cancer organised a charity fun night at his favourite pub to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Ron Gordon, 60, of Pole Street, Preston, was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year after his partner Christine Eccles persuaded him to go to the doctors for investigation into a cough that wouldn’t go away.

Tests revealed Ron had lung cancer and that unfortunately it was inoperable and incurable.

Ron, who has just had his fifth course of chemotherapy to slow down the disease, has been given a prognosis of nine to 12 months.

Despite his grim prognosis, Ron is refusing to let things get him down and he held a karaoke and disco night at the Bears Paw pub in Church Street, Preston and raised an impressive £800 for the hospice in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Ron, who is well known locally for his DJ work, said: “I wanted to do one last deed to help others in need while I am able to do so.

“I hope that the charity night will be an inspiration to others to follow suit and raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.”

Ron was motivated to support St Catherine’s Hospice as over the last 18 months, he has lost four friends to cancer and three of them received excellent palliative care at the hospice.

The event at the Bear’s Paw included a karaoke, disco, raffle and buffet.

Amber Taverns donated a television for the raffle and JMK Digital matched the money from the raffle and also donated an extra £100.

Danny and Paula Alderson, manager and manageress of the Bears Paw said: “We would like to thank all who contributed to the night, particularly all other local pubs such as the Tithebarn and Blackamoor Head, who sold raffle tickets to help bolster funds.”