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Kidderminster GP gears up for charity cycle
7:30am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
A KIDDERMINSTER doctor is swopping his stethoscope for a helmet ready to complete a 100-mile bike ride for cancer care.
Dr Chris Wilkinson, a GP at Northumberland House, in Stourport Road, will complete a route through Stratford to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Originally from Yorkshire, Dr Wilkinson, 47, has been working in Kidderminster for 15 years and will complete his ride on Sunday.
He said: “I decided to take up cycling about a year ago as I felt I had reached the age where I needed to listen to some of my own advice and lose weight and do more exercise.
“This means I can hopefully be a source of encouragement for my patients, some of whom find weight loss and adopting a heathy lifestyle a bit of a challenge. After all, if I can do it, anyone can do it.”
Dr Wilkinson chose to raise money for Macmillan after seeing first-hand the care needed for such patients and their families.
He added: “Sadly many people have been touched by the effects of cancer, either personally or through a family or friend and these people will be only too aware of the wonderful work that the Macmillan service does to support patients, carers and families after the diagnosis of cancer has been made.”
To donate visit justgiving.com/ChrisWilkinson5