Young cancer patient's dad takes on new challenge

Young cancer patient's dad takes on new challenge

Published at 2:50pm 9th November 2015. (Updated at 3:08pm 9th November 2015)

A man is preparing to walk on broken glass for a Yorkshire cancer charity which has been supporting his family since January.

Candlelighters stepped in to help after Jonny Lundy's 7-year-old daughter, Zara, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Jonny said: "It came as a shock. Our whole world changed in an instant.

"Thankfully, we met some incredible people on the ward who helped us get over this initial shock, people we can rely on, talk to, and know exactly what to do with Zara - namely the Candlelighters Play Specialists and Candlelighters dinner lady, Elaine.

"Since then, Candlelighters has also helped us in many other ways, including organising a holiday for us in Center Parcs and days out."

Over the last 10 months, Jonny has completed several challenges to raise money for the charity, including shaving his head when Zara started losing her hair because of chemotherapy and abseiling down a 100ft tall building in Leeds.

Jonny added: "I was much more nervous about the abseil than I am about the Glasswalk, but wait until I'm actually there. It might be a different story!"

The Glasswalk will take place at DIG in York on Saturday and registration is still open at www.candlelighters.org.uk