Stephen’s leap of faith for cancer charity

HELPING HAND: Fundraiser Stephen Crozier handing over a �2,300 cheque for Prostate Cancer UK to organiser Tommy Quinn and volunteer Neil Armstrong
HELPING HAND: Fundraiser Stephen Crozier handing over a �2,300 cheque for Prostate Cancer UK to organiser Tommy Quinn and volunteer Neil Armstrong

A New Stevenston man has handed over a £2,300 donation to a cancer charity - by using his condition as a a sufferer as the launching pad for a sponsored bungee jump.

Stephen Crozier undertook the jump, along with friend Stevie Guthrie, from Motherwell, at Killiecrankie, near Perth, earlier this year.

He also organised a charity night at the Red Lion pub in New Stevenston, hoping that the two events combined would raise £1,500 for Prostate Cancer UK - and was delighted to exceed that target by some £800.

Stephen was undergoing a bladder operation last year when doctors found the cancer, which came as something of a shock for the superfit 52-year-old former military man.

However Stephen, a social worker for disadvantaged youngsters, has been undergoing treatment at Monklands Hospital and the Beatson in Glasgow and hopes the condition was caught early enough for him to make a full recovery. He has also been attending the weekly prostate cancer group at Maggie’s Lanarkshire.

Stephen said he wanted to thank all who helped him raise the money with particular thanks going to Red Lion owner Agnes Oates.