Paul growing a moustache in March for mesothelioma

08:48 13 March 2014

Paul Cowley

Paul Cowley

Archant

An Ely man who was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer has decided to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Paul Cowley was just 34 when, during an investigation for an unrelated medical problem, in 2012, doctors discovered he had mesothelioma – an incurable cancer that arises from exposure to asbestos.

Paul, who has a three-year-old son Ethan, underwent major surgery to remove part of the tumour to allow chemotherapy to take place and he completed his treatment in April last year.

He said: “Since then I have been stable. At present I feel lucky as I have no symptoms - apart from fatigue - and I am able to enjoy life as best I can.

“Because of this I have decided that this year I would like to join in and grow a moustache for mesothelioma in March and raise much needed funds for Mesothelioma UK.

“A terminal diagnosis is life changing and organisations like Mesothelioma UK are much needed to provide help and guidance to people in my situation.”

Supported by his wife, Claire, Paul is hoping to raise more than £200 with his moustache.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/PaulsMesoMoustache

0 comments

More news stories

Firefighters tackling the blaze. Picture: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE.

The quick-thinking of a Haddenham homeowner saw her family evacuated to safety after a fault in a light fitting caused fire to break out in the early hours of today.

Ely Bypass. River bridge visualisation from north with walkway.

Cambridgeshire County Council has forged ahead with plans to acquire the land needed for the £30million Ely bypass.

How the new marketing and training centre could look.

A major packaging firm has applied for permission to build a marketing and training centre in East Cambridgeshire.

14:15
Birds nest in tractor engine at  WWT Welney Wetland Centre.

A tractor engine is out of action at the WWT Welney Wetland Centre thanks to a family of pied wagtails and their four chicks ... who have nested in the engine.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition