Andy's car wash for cancer charity - Saturday 12 April

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Andy's car wash for cancer charity - Saturday 12 April
by Martin Deans - Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:43 AM

A firefighter who works part-time as a lecturer at Kirklees College will be raising money for children’s cancer charities this weekend, having undergone treatment for a brain tumour himself.

Huddersfield watch commander Andy is a tutor in Public Services at Kirklees College.

Andy’s life was turned upside down last year when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from seizures out of the blue.

The brave 45-year-old dad, who previously had no serious health conditions, has had to come to terms with the diagnosis of a grade three, potentially life-threatening tumour.

Initially, Huddersfield-born Andy spent a week at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and since then he has undergone gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.

It was while he was in the LGI he became familiar with the amazing work of Yorkshire children's cancer charity, Candlelighters, based at the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Day Unit.

Andy has now organised a fundraising car wash for Candlelighters on Saturday April 12, at Huddersfield Fire Station, between 10am and 4pm, and is appealing for the community to get behind his goal of raising £1,000.

Public Services students from Kirklees College will be helping out at the car wash.