Salford Red Devils fan Frank Wilding is delighted his favourite team are back in good health, even though he is struggling for fitness himself.
Frank has been a long-term day care patient at St Ann’s Hospice in Little Hulton since he was diagnosed with cancer 13 years ago. Frank, who lives in Eccles and is originally from Walkden, was a crane operator and helped build the Trafford Centre.
The hospice’s care and compassion inspired son Andy and his friends from Tour De Wherever Cycling Club to undertake the Manchester 100 bike ride to raise funds for the charity.
Andy, Donovan Whyte, Garry Emson, Neil Edwards, Joe Lanigan-Smith, Josh Taylor and Josh Fathers, who travelled from Plymouth, cycled 100 miles through Cheshire.
The lads all know my dad's story and he's been on St Ann's radar for some time. The hospice have been amazing and nothing has been too much trouble for them. I can't thank them enough. A few of us are Salford fans like my dad and we've all enjoyed watching them have a good season. Dad used to play rugby union for Broughton. Andy Wilding