Son thanks Romford’s Queen’s hospital for mum’s cancer care

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 December 2016

Mum Julie Wightman, Gemma Wightman, dad John Wightman, Jon Wightman, ward sister Joy Obe, Dr Mary Quigley.

Mum Julie Wightman, Gemma Wightman, dad John Wightman, Jon Wightman, ward sister Joy Obe, Dr Mary Quigley.

King George and Queen's Hospital Charity

The son of a woman who was treated for cancer raised more than £1,000 by completing a triathlon to say thank you to the hospital that treated her.

Jon Wightman, 30, visited Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, last week with a cheque for £1,300 after his mother was successful treatment.

Mr Wightman completed a 1,500m swim, a 40k bike ride and a 10k run in August by taking part in the AJ Bell London Triathlon to raise cash for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity.

He said: “I was very proud and quite emotional when I finished it. What kept me going was the thought of my mum when she was treated, and the belief people put in me to complete the challenge.

“Their kind generosity to this great cause really encouraged me and I hope it inspires others that people with the right support, you can overcome anything.

“It was a long road and the finish line marked the end of a very difficult time that we, as a family, had overcome with the help of some wonderful people.”

Mr Wightman plans to complete in events next year to raise more cash.

For more information on the charity contact 01708504335.

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