A MIDDLEWICH man, who’s rare form of cancer makes him one in a million, will take on the heights of Snowdon for charity this month.

Steve Treweeks, 44, of Lewin Street, was diagnosed with the abdominal cancer PMP (pseudomyxoma peritoea) in 2007 – a condition so rare only one in 1 million are diagnosed with it each year (just 20 in the UK).

After undergoing two major surgeries and an intense course of heated chemotherapy Steve is now on the road to recovery, but says he will never be given the all clear.

“The surgeons at Christie’s said I had a good chance of staying clear for 10 years but they said that after my first operation and it came back,” said the father of three.

“The problem with this cancer is that it has a nasty habit of reoccuring.”

Since his diagnoses Steve has already completed the Edinburgh marathon three times and in a bid to raise awareness of the condition, and funds for The Christie, Steve will now lead one of two teams to Snowdon’s summit.

In total around 20 people will be involved in the event, on Saturday, August 21, including fellow PMP David Mason, from Bristol.

“The Christie is one of only two centres in the UK that treat this kind of cancer. Most doctors haven’t even heard of it,” added Steve, who works four days a week at Rowlands Pharmacy in Middlewich.

“If I can raise awareness of PMP, and some money for The Christie, that would be marvellous.”

To sponsor Steve or make a donation visit his Just Giving site ‘Bumper Does Snowdon’ - a nickname coined by his wife.

“One of the things the operation does is take away any existing scarring - which means the surgeon removed my belly button,” added the father of three.

“When my wife came to visit me in the hospital she started calling me Bumper.

“She later explained that this was the name of the orange jelly baby - of course jelly babies don’t have belly buttons.”