Student raises over £1,000 for Christies Cancer Charity

19-year-old Josh Woor, a student from Oldham, has recently completed a skydive in order to raise money for Christies Cancer Charity after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier last year.

During his final year at Oldham Sixth Form College, Josh went through treatment for his diagnosis at North Manchester hospital and later had an operation which removed the large, cancerous tumour.

Josh was finally declared cancer free in August 2016 and was overwhelmed by responses on social media from friends, family and strangers.

After beating cancer, Josh and his father Colin decided to compete against eachother in order to raise as much money as they could to donate to the cancer charity Christies who’s staff and specialist doctors helped them and their family through Josh’s course of treatment and provided support, not only for Josh himself but also gave an overwhelming amount of support for all the family, including his two younger brothers.

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Pictured above: Colin Woor, Josh Woor and friend Kyle Allgood

The skydive, which the family organised helped raise over £1,150 for Christies after Josh completed the 15,000 feet jump alongside his father Colin and long-time friend Kyle Allgood.

The ‘jump’ was supported by skydiving team Black Knights and took place in Cockerham on the 8th of April this year. All of the team were able to make the leap safely and were able to enjoy this once in a life time experience in perfectly sunny British weather.

“IT WAS TRULY THE BEST THING IVE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE AND WELL WORTH DOING FOR THE CHRISTIE” – JOSH WOOR, ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE

The money Josh and his family have helped to raise will be going to the Christies in order to fund research to help find a cure for cancer, so that one day we can all live cancer free.

Continuing his studies Josh is now a student at Salford University and is studying a degree in Business and Information Technology after completing his studies at sixth form and gaining 3 A-Levels while undergoing his treatment. 

If you would like to know more about the symptoms and treatment of testicular cancer then you can find out more information here. Or you can visit your local GP or medical health service.

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