Cancer survivor who broke his neck and back plans to ride from Wolston to Spain for charity

Sean with his wife Vivienne
Sean with his wife Vivienne

A multiple-time skin cancer survivor has set himself an epic challenge as he prepares to ride to Spain on his motorcycle to raise £10,000 for the British Skin Foundation.

Sean Prendergast, from Wolston, has had numerous health complications over the years and is keen to prove he is now fighting fit.

Sean had diabetes as a child, leading to three kidney transplants and a pancreas transplant. He received radiotherapy sessions for his skin cancer, which returned more than once. Sean also suffered a heart attack at the wheel leading to a broken back and neck, plus a broken spleen, ribs and frontal lobe contusion.

The 52-year-old said: “Over the last 40 years I have been the recipient of the skills and professionalism of some of the world’s most accomplished medical inventions – and I’m extremely grateful for their work. Although it has taken a long time for me to show my appreciation I now want to give a helping hand to those responsible for finding cures.”

As an avid motorcyclist, he’s decided to ride his XJ6 from Wolston, England through France via the Channel Tunnel and over the Millau Bridge into Spain and the Pyrenees.

He will travel just over 1,500 miles and take around 10 days.

Sean will be fundraising locally, including arranging a pub quiz night and a car boot sale.

“I am confident that raising £10,000 is possible. Thank you in anticipation of your help,” said Sean.

Show your support for Sean by donating here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SeanPrendergast