A DISAPPOINTED Kidderminster dad has had to cancel a key event in his year of fundraising due to concerns about stormy weather forecast for this weekend.

Kris Griffin had organised a canal side walk in Worcester on Sunday (September 23) to help raise funds for Leukaemia Care.

But warnings of high winds and heavy rain have resulted in fears for the safety of the near-100 participants who were expected to take part and forced the 43-year-old to postpone the 10-mile walk.

He said a new date will be organised as soon as possible and hoped those who had committed to the event will support him later.

Mr Griffin said: “I'm absolutely gutted we've had to postpone the walk on Sunday.

“The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Worcester and after discussing this with the team at Leukaemia Care, we felt that proceeding would be taking an unnecessary risk given very heavy rainfall and 30mph gusts of wind.

“We will find a new date and communicate this as soon as possible.”

The walk is one of a number of events he has organised to mark the 10th anniversary of when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

He has so far raised more than £4,000 of his 10,000 target and people can make a donation to his fundraising, at his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kris10.