Poet wears witch’s knickers in race for life-saving cancer research

Tuesday, 24th October 2017 | General | 0 comments

A poet and teacher from North Wales has embodied his latest work, by running a 10k race in nothing but a pair of witch’s knickers to raise additional funds for North West Cancer Research.

Steve Blakesley from Rhosesmor, North Wales ran the Flintshire 10k road race this weekend (Sunday 22nd October) dressed as a witch to raise £300 which will support life-saving cancer research projects in the region.

The author has already raised £2,000 for the charity to date by selling copies of his book Witches Knickers, Laughing at Life, which is a collection of poems and illustrations penned by Steve himself.

He decided to publish his first ever poetry collection, when his daughter Pascha Greene was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph gland system in March last year.

A total of 2,000 copies have been printed with the support of The Rotary Club of Flint and Holywell who have funded the initial printing costs. Up to now more than 500 copies have been sold.

Steve said: “So far through book sales, I’ve been able to raise a significant amount of money for North West Cancer Research, but I was thinking how can I follow this and raise even more money for the charity?

“By wearing a pair of witch’s knickers and running through the streets of Mold of course.

“We can’t let the big C win and I want to do whatever I can to support research whi

ch improves treatment for patients and helps the ongoing fight against cancer..”

Witches Knickers comprises 23 comic poems written and illustrated by Steve Blakesley, including Changing, Thoughts on Being a Nudist, Happy Valentine's Day and many more.

Witches Knickers costs £5 and can be bought online or by contacting rocketman.sb@gmail.com . Independent bookshops in Mold, Holywell and Conwy also sell copies.

You can also donate to Steve’s Just Giving page for his 10k efforts.


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