Family saddle up to say a big thank you for Sheffield hospital care

Darren Hayes and sons, Maxim, Harrison and Jenson.
Darren Hayes and sons, Maxim, Harrison and Jenson.
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A dad-of-three who fought cancer is encouraging people to get on their bikes on Father’s Day and support a Sheffield charity.

Darren Hayes, aged 39, plans to complete the Big Pedal event with sons Maxim, 13, nine-year-old Harrison, and Jenson, six, in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The dad, from Monk Bretton, was treated at the hospital, including chemotherapy, and wants to rally as many people as possible to complete the bike ride.

It is happening on Sunday, June 16, at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park . Riders can tackle two, four or 35-mile routes.

Darren was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2007 and referred to Weston Park.

Five years on, the sales and marketing manager is fit and healthy again.

He has previously organised his own fundraising events for the charity, including dinners and auctions, which have raised thousands of pounds.

Darren said: “I urge anyone who wants to enjoy a fun family day out to get involved and take part.

“Everyone thinks it will never happen to them, but one in three of us will face cancer at some point during our lives. Taking part will not only be a personal achievement but a poignant day to celebrate the extra precious memories we have been able to create.”

n To sign up, call 0114 226 5370. To support Darren, visit www.justgiving.com/DarrenHayes