Simon from Tesco Henley to Walk South Downs in Memory of his Father

simon-warren-kidney-cancerSimon Warren (pictured right), the Store Manager at Tesco in Henley is walking the South Downs (from Winchester to Eastbourne) for Kidney Cancer UK with his brother Matthew in memory of his father, Phillip.  The walk will take 6 days to complete.

Simon said, “Our Dad was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer in early November 2015, which very quickly ended up with him in hospital after emergency surgery.  Sadly following the surgery there was nothing else they could do but to make him as comfortable as possible. We managed to get him transferred to the Rowans Hospice for his last few days where he peacefully slipped away on Sunday 27th December 2015, less than 7 weeks after his diagnosis. We really must support to help improve diagnosis of Kidney Cancer.”

“When we were young, our Dad walked the South Downs Way, so what better way to remember him, raise some money and a great excuse to have to try and get a bit fitter!!!”

This is also a real personal challenge for both Simon and Matthew as they both have their own challenges with health.  Matthew has chronic myeloid leukaemia and Simon has a rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis. Simon added, “We both hope this wont affect us too much and are going to give it 100%!”

A percentage of the money raised will also be donated to the Rowans Hospice. “They did such an amazing job of looking after us all in those final few days,” said Simon.

Simon and Matthew have raised nearly £900 of their £1500 target.  If you would like donate go to