AN OSWESTRY auctioneer is taking his brave battle against cancer to a new level after announcing a fundraising drive.
Stephen Powell launched his cancer research trust fund earlier this month and will continue his efforts throughout the coming months as he balances it with chemotherapy sessions.
The 47-year-old, who is a partner with Halls estate agents, followed the launch with a public headshaving event, pictured, at the company’s Oswestry office last Tuesday (January 15) with Rick Harding-Brooks of Rick's Barber Shop in Oswald Road.
He said: “We will do what we can. I was diagnosed before Christmas and decided I wanted to raise money to do good and fight cancer.
“I have had a ball working here over the last 15 years and Oswestry people have been so good to me.”
The first event saw £500 raised through an sponsored evening at Rhydycroesau Village Pantomime.
Mr Powell, who ran the London Marathon in 2000 in aid of the Severn Hospice, continued: “I’m an auctioneer so we will have charity auctions, dinners - I really hope we can raise a lot towards this fund and help people in the future.”
Richard Lloyd, senior partner at GHP Legal and Mary Croft, of Crampton, Pym and Lewis Solicitors are trustees of the fund.
Anyone who would like to donate can do so by making cheques payable to the ‘Stephen Powell Cancer Research Fund’ c/o Halls, Queens Courtyard, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB, by visiting the office, or by calling 01691 670320.