Morecambe gardener pledges 2.5 per cent of income to Lancaster charity CancerCare
Chris Dickson - who runs his own gardening business called The Lawn Ranger - pledged the money after he received support from the charity when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Chris underwent major surgery last September leaving him cancer free for the first time in seven years and it prompted him to depart from his career as a head chef and set up his own gardening maintenance business.
Now, he has decided to use his skills with his secateurs to say “thank you” to CancerCare for the support he received.
He said: "Right from the word go CancerCare made me feel like I was part of the family.
"Whether it was a cuppa and a chat to talk about what I was going through or an aromatherapy session to give me a bit of ‘me time’ away from the stresses of life.
"I used CancerCare throughout the time I had cancer, without it I don't know how I would have dealt with it all.
“Dany my aromatherapist and I struck a wonderful relationship.
"She took away the stress of living with cancer and I really looked forward to my visit every week to see her and have some treatment.
“I would like to pay back a little to CancerCare after the amazing support they gave me throughout such a difficult period in my life.
"I thought it would be a good idea to donate monthly so that they have a constant cashflow rather than waiting for the end of the year.
“It’s a small way to say a huge thank you for everything they do to support not just people living with cancer but their families too. It is a local charity that needs as much funding as possible, to keep helping those families that are at suffering with this horrible illness.”
Chris recently hit the headlines after discovering a "human skull" in a garden in Lancaster Road.
You can read that story HERE.