After being given the all-clear after treatment for testicular cancer, James Baker, 27, from Westlea, was found some months ago to have cancer in his brain which have caused seizures, cardiac arrest and temporary loss of eyesight and the ability to walk.
James was recently told his condition is terminal, but family and friends are working hard to raise £30,000 for life prolonging treatment in Germany, and they want as many people to help as possible.
Two events are taking place on:
1 October: Participants in the weekly 5k Swindon parkrun around Lydiard Park are being asked to become sponsored superheroes. Registration takes place from 8.30am before the start at 9am.
Please note, new runners have to register in advance to take part at www.parkrun.org.uk/swindon
2 October, 12noon to 3pm. Family Fun Day at Lydiard Park Academy, Grange Park, SN5 6HN.
Friend and fun day organiser Luke Watkins: “James is loved by everyone. If you’ve been lucky enough to meet him you’ll know he is the nicest, friendliest and most positive person you could ever meet. Sadly the news of his illness makes that much harder to deal with. If this were the other way round, he would be the first in line to donate to you.
“So we’re asking readers to come along to take part in parkrun and, or, come along to the fun day at Lydiard Park Academy where there will be lots going on and some great raffle prizes on offer from lots of supporters.
“If you’re unable to take part in either, please share this appeal as far and wide as possible.”