The Steve Ferringo band take on Asda Foundation Bury 10K to hand boost to local charities.
By day he’s service engineer Steve Rogers but at night he’s local rock god Steve Ferringo, singer in his own band.
And on Sunday 16th September he’ll be hoping to hit the right note when he takes part in the Asda Foundation Bury 10K.
Steve and his mate Mick Kiernan, guitarist in the Steve Ferringo Band, are running to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Pennine Acute Hospitals Charity.
Steve lost his wife, Ange, to cancer in April 2015. Within a month Steve himself was diagnosed with cancer which was caught in good time and successfully treated.
For 30 years the band has been touring the UK and Ireland and through Ferringo Fest, a music festival held in Bury where Steve lives, has raised £27,000 for the two charities.
Money raised by Steve and Mick will add to the funds raised by the festival.
Steve said: “My diagnosis was a tumour that run through my left ear canal, meaning it all had to be removed, but the lucky part of this for me is that it hadn’t spread anywhere else, and the doctors and nurses who sorted the whole operation and radiotherapy really knew what they were doing.
“The support and re assurance I needed was there in abundance. I currently still get checked up every 6 months and have a great ear piece that allows me to hear on my left side, even though I have no ear there. I can’t emphasise enough the pure brilliance of the people who have helped me.”
Steve is also enormously grateful to the many people who have supported Ferringo Fest.
He said: “I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to those who have helped me since day 1, and those who have joined with us as we have gone on. We are already planning for 2019, and I am forever in the debt of the bands, sponsors, stewards and everyone who has helped in any way.”
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