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Skydiving pals say thanks for lifesaving care

Kyle Allgood and, inset, Josh Woor
Kyle Allgood and, inset, Josh Woor

A teenager who battled testicular cancer is about to take on the second biggest challenge of his life, jumping 15,000ft out of a plane.

It was around 14 months ago that 18-year-old Josh Woor was forced to face up to the devastation of his shock diagnosis and a short time later underwent surgery to have a large tumour removed.

The surgery was a success and determined Josh even managed to complete his studies and gained a place at Salford University to pursue his dream of doing a business and information technology degree.

Brought up in Soham, Josh moved north with his family six years ago but his best friend is still Kyle Allgood who lives in Isleham. The pair grew up together and Kyle, who is 19, is joining Josh in his charity skydive next month to raise money for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, which treated Josh and provided much-needed support for his family including his dad Colin and his two younger brothers, and where he still goes for regular checks.

Kyle, who supported Josh throughout his treatment, said he was only too happy to join his friend in his challenge.

“I was devastated when Josh was told he had cancer.He is my best mate and we had been friends since primary school,” said Kyle, who is also a keen amateur photographer and has a large following on Instagram. Everyone who donates £5 to his Just Giving page will get an entry to a draw for a large canvas print of any of the photos he has on Instagram, some of which have won awards. Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kyle-Allgood.

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