Jock's cancer battle inspires firefighters to fund-raise
PUBLISHED: 10:18 27 May 2010 | UPDATED: 01:15 16 June 2010
FIREFIGHTERS from Honiton are embarking on a challenge, inspired by one of their colleague s battle with cancer.
FIREFIGHTERS from Honiton are embarking on a challenge, inspired by one of their colleague's battle with cancer.
Derek Malcolm, known as Jock, has been a firefighter in Honiton for 20 years.
Recently, he underwent surgery and chemotherapy for stomach cancer.
His colleagues are now due to attempt the arduous Three Peaks Challenge - to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care and the Firefighters' Charity.
The firefighters will be supporting a further cause, the Honiton-based Baton charity.
During next month's challenge, they will carry the Baton, a symbol of the nation's pride in the armed forces.
Former Royal Marine Richard Branson is leading the team.
Earlier this month, the firefighters staged a fund-raising car wash at their station, in Dowell Street.
If you would like to sponsor the effort, contact Mr Branson on (01404) 42668.