Police to help raise cash

Tony Surgey
Tony Surgey
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A police officer who underwent open-heart surgery to remove a tumour has organised a fundraising exercise event for charity.

PC Tony Surgey, aged 46, went under the knife last March after suffering a stroke, which hospitalised him for a week.

Tests revealed a tumour which had invaded both sides of his heart.

PC Surgey, who is now back at work after recovering from the operation, has organised a sponsored exercise event to be held in the gym at Rotherham’s Main Street police station on April 7.

All the money raised during the two hour event will go to the British Heart Foundation.

PC Surgey said: “I am thrilled to organise an event like this for a very worthy cause. I am lucky to be here and want to raise awareness of the excellent work that the British Heart Foundation does.

“Exercise was a vital part of my recovery process and I am looking forward to seeing my colleagues take on this challenge.

“Hopefully the money raised will contribute to continued research and developments in the fight against dilapidating heart conditions and disease.”