Taking a walk for charity

A RETFORD man has completed the gruelling Three Peaks Walk just six months after undergoing major spinal surgery.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 28th August 2011, 3:44 pm

Paul Gregory, 55, completed the challenge earlier this summer and is delighted to have raised £2,000, which will be donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Just six months ago, company director Paul underwent major surgery at Spire Regency in Macclesfield for Spinal Stenosis, which is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal column.

This condition meant that he could not bend down and only walk a few yards at a time.

The operation was performed by orthopedic surgeon Vik Kapoor.

“I cannot believe that I am back on my feet so quickly,” said Paul, who regularly enjoys cycling and playing squash.

“What Mr Kapoor did changed my life. I am back doing the things I used to do and it is fantastic.”

“I did the 25-miles with a rucksack on my back and didn’t feel anything. I could not believe it.”