Terminally ill man ticking off his bucket list

Have your say

A TERMINALLY ill man is one step closer to completing his bucket list after friends hosted a charity night in his honour.

Greg Lamb, 35, was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2012 and doesn’t know how long he has left to live.

He has compiled a list of things he wants to do – and one of them was to raise cash for Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

To help him achieve that goal, friends rallied round to host a charity race night at Boldon Golf Club in Dipe Lane, East Boldon.

The sell-out event, organised by Greg’s pals Chris Royal and Tracey Kerrison, helped to raise £1,300 which will now be split between the two charities.

Mr Royal said: “The night went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves. Greg chose the charities he wanted to donate to. He just wanted to give something back for the help and support shown to him since his diagnosis.”

Since Greg, of Front Street, East Boldon, was told his cancer was terminal, he has set himself a number of challenges to raise as much cash as possible for various charities – including taking part in a skydive, zip wire, a bungee jump as well as hoping to hold a family fun