One man and his dog to sail around Ireland to raise money for cancer

A Derry cancer survivor is set to sail around Ireland with his fateful canine chum, Toby. This expedition will take place in memory of his late friend, John Stewart and he hopes to raise a lot of money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

The brave duo  are hoping to start their trek in June on his boat “The Stoney B” but the exact dates will all depend on weather conditions.

Darren sufferdarren and tobyed with cancer himself in 2011 and underwent radiotherapy for a tumor but is feeling better than he has in years. Darren met John in the City Hospital in Belfast where they were both receiving treatment for cancer but unfortunately John’s cancer came back and there was nothing they could do for him.

Darren has owned the boat for 5 years but admits he is a bit of a novice at sailing so he won’t be taking any chances, having said that this will be a huge challenge for Darren and he hopes to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Care as he himself has benefited from their support. If you would like to donate you can do that through http://www.justgiving.com. We wish John luck and hope we will catch him and Toby on one of the legs of this courageous tour.

Posted on 28th April, 20148:27 pm by admin