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Nearly £20k raised for Redditch dad diagnosed with terminal cancer

Redditch Editorial 19th Apr, 2024 Updated: 19th Apr, 2024   0

A REDDITCH man has started a fundraising page for his best friend who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Kenny Hadley has pledged to raise £20,000 for Andy Biddle and his family to help the financial burden after Andy has passed away.

In January this year after minimal symptoms,  Andy was given 16 months to live.

Andy embarked on chemotherapy with an aim to reduce his unpleasant symptoms, but was told last week he has only weeks remaining due to how aggressive the cancer has become.

Andy and his wife Lauren have four children and Kenny said he was fund-raising to help Lauren and the children stay afloat after Andy’s passing.

He said: “The incredibly hard journey this family will have to face when Andy has gone is unthinkable and I hope, with everyone’s help, we can soften the financial blow with your kind donations.”

As a lifelong Aston Villa fan, Kenny decided to complete a themed cycling event.

“I will be riding a spin bike on April 26 at David Lloyd’s, Bromsgrove, for a distance of 123.7miles which is the distance between Villa Park and Stamford Bridge.”

Kenny estimates his ride will take him around nine hours, and will be a challenge mentally and physically, but he is determined to help support Andy’s family.

“It doesn’t matter how much each donation is, anything will help towards the future of this family who will be losing their loving daddy, it won’t come close to fill that empty void and I truly hope this helps a little.

“I hope the Aston Villa Community and the Redditch community where they both grew up and live get behind this and help me reach and push beyond the target I would like to achieve.

“God bless you all and keep those you love close to you and thank you in advance for any donations.”

Within a day of the fundraising page going live, Kenny had already reached over half of the target and now hopes to raise as much cash as possible.

“Please share or donate as little or as much as you can for this beautiful family at this time and thank you so much for the donations and raffle prizes so far.

“Redditch may be a small place but it definitely has the biggest heart.”

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