Cancer survivor Trevor Fulcher is running the London Marathon in April – dressed as a giant walnut.
Trevor is taking on the 26 mile challenge to raise money for Orchid Cancer Care, a charity which aims to make men more aware of cancer - in other words, to know their nuts, and hence the outfit.
He was diagnosed with testicular cancer seven years ago and underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
As a result he recovered and is now the proud father of a five year old daughter Jodie.
Mr Fulcher, of Skelton Close, Lawford said “I had a growth and went to see my doctor. He referred me to hospital to have a scan and the next day I had surgery. I was terrified. My son Samuel was only one at the time and I thought I might not survive to see him grow up.”
After surgery Trevor had to undergo chemotherapy. He said “The chemo was hard. It was only a small dose, to flush out my system, but it felt as though I had been completely turned inside out. I’ve been clear for seven years now. I was lucky the cancer was caught in time.”
Trevor hopes his run will help more men to check for and be aware of the symptoms of cancer. He has been trying for a place in the marathon for four years and when he finally got in, decided to make the most of the opportunity.
He added “The charity asked me if I wanted to wear the walnut suit I thought and I thought ‘why not? It will make it more memorable’. I’m not going to get a fast time but if there is one race to dress up for it has to be this one. “
Trevor is hoping to raise £1,000 for the Orchid Cancer Charity. His boss Paul Nunny at cask ale experts The Cask Marque Trust, said “We are very pleased that Trevor is putting his running skills to such good use. He has run to and from work (8 miles each way) several times a week since he joined us five years ago and knew that he desperately wanted to run the London Marathon. He has put a lot of hard work in and we are pleased to be sponsoring him.”
To sponsor Trevor visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TrevorFulcher