A Richmond businessman championed the fight against the most common form of cancer in men by completing a hat-trick of endurance challenges.

Lee Penfold (48), a director at Specsavers in the town, smashed his £500 fundraising target when he took on the Three Peaks Challenge, the Tour of Cambridgeshire and the recent Prudential RideLondon in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

In total, he raised £555.55, covering hundreds of miles on foot and in the saddle over the course of the three events this year.

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Lee said: ‘While this was a gruelling test for me, it’s nothing like the challenge facing the 42,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year. I personally know two people fighting this terrible disease and I can’t thank my family, friends, colleague and customers enough for helping me raise vital cash to help Prostate Cancer UK continue their work.’

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At present, 250,000 men are living with prostate cancer in the UK. Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s largest men’s health charity. It aims to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

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