A DAD-of-three who beat cancer is preparing for another year of physical challenges to repay the centre that treated him.

Shaun Dingsdale, 46, of Coronation Drive in Higher Folds will be walking from his home with a group of friends and family on Saturday to Billinge Hill and back again in a 32-mile hike.

He had treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at The Christie in Manchester including chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

Since being given the all-clear six years ago he has raised around £7,500 for charity including £5,000 for The Christie by doing a range of runs and races.

As well as the hike, he plans to climb the Three Yorkshire Peaks, the Three National Peaks and cycle 140 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal this year.

Shaun, who works at Cineworld in Leigh, said: “The treatment was very tough but the staff were fantastic.

“When I am doing the challenges, I just think back to everything I went through when I was in hospital.”

It was Shaun’s daughter, Olivia, 13, who first suggested he should take up the challenges in 2015.

Shaun also reserves praise for his friends Steven Shovelton and Mick Jones who accompanies him on all of his challenges.

His wife Joanne has provided great support to him as well.

To donate to Shaun’s crowdfunding page visit bit.ly/2FmTMH9.