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From September 25 – 27 Paul Bryer, Archdeacon of Cornwall, will be cycling 27 miles on the Bissoe Trail from Devoran to Portreath to raise money for Lymphoma Action.

Paul is taking part in the Charity’s 27 in 27 fundraising campaign during Blood Cancer Awareness Month to highlight how every 27 minutes someone is diagnosed with lymphoma, making it the most common blood cancer in the UK. Paul is still receiving treatment for the condition himself, after receiving a diagnosis of type of lymphoma in February this year. His fundraising page can be found here.

“My journey with blood cancer was one I never anticipated, but I have learnt so much along the way and I am so grateful for all of the support I have received over the past few months” says Paul.

“I am looking forward to riding from coast to coast, not only raise funds for a brilliant cause, but also to raise awareness about lymphoma as the fifth most common cancer in the UK.”

“We are so grateful to Paul for his support,” says Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action. “Through funds raised from people like Paul, we can continue to provide vital information and support to people affected by lymphoma to make sure no one has to face lymphoma alone. Paul has been sharing his lymphoma story through social media which we know makes a big difference to others going through a similar experience.”

Throughout Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Lymphoma Action is raising awareness of the symptoms of lymphoma to make sure everyone knows the signs to look out for, and to visit their GP if they are concerned. The symptoms include a lump in the neck, armpit or groin; feeling worn-out for no reason, unexplained weight loss, excessive sweating at night, and constant itching for no reason. For further information visit www.lymphoma-action.org.uk/BCAM