Cancer patient Keith and friends sign up for next month’s Mission:Unbreakable

Ambulance worker Keith Regan will be taking on a brutal 10km obstacle challenge in aid of North Devon Hospice next month - despite undergoing cancer treatment himself.

Keith, 57, from Roundswell, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which spread to his hips, spine and ribs, in March 2015.

But after volunteering to help out at last year's Mission:Unbreakable, Keith - together with a remarkable team of nearly 50 of his friends, family, hospital colleagues and even some fellow cancer patients - will be taking on the challenge himself at North Molton Sports Ground on Sunday, October 16.

Keith said: "I was working night shifts with the ambulance service when I got the news that my scan results were in.

"When they told me that they could not operate, I felt like I had been hit with a sledgehammer to the stomach.

"I have since been receiving chemotherapy, and I know that in the future I may well need the care of North Devon Hospice, so taking on Mission:Unbreakable to show my support is the least I can do.

"My work with the ambulance service has allowed me to see first-hand what a difference the hospice makes to local patients and families, so it is a charity I'm proud to support.

"I can't wait to get going and I don't care how tough it gets, I'm determined to finish."

Gerard Fawcitt, from hospice's fundraising team, said: "Keith is simply an inspiration. Not only is he taking on this massive physical challenge during his cancer treatment, he has also inspired a small army to join him too.

"There are only a few places remaining, so anyone wanting to take part needs to sign up now. There really is nothing like this event in the local area, so please do join us.

To find out how you can register to take part, visit www.northdevonhospice.org.uk

To sponsor Keith and his team, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Keith-Regan1