A widower from Cheshire has raised one million pounds in his wife's memory. Elise Roberts died three years ago from skin cancer.
Following her death, Mark Roberts decided to dedicate his life to helping cancer sufferers.
He gave up his job to fundraise full time and has just reached his million pound target. But he says there's much more work to do.
A Cheshire man who lost his wife cancer has fulfilled her dying wish of raising £1m for the hospital which treated her. Elise Roberts was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 37 and died 9 months later.
She was determined to make a difference to other cancer patients and vowed to raise the huge sum for The Christie in Manchester.
Three years on and her husband Mark has hit the target after numerous challenges which include a trek along the Great Wall of China, and a cycle trip through Vietnam and Cambodia.
Mark is still on the charity trail and with 200 others will climb Kilimanjaro next month.
Find out more about the 'Elise for Life' campaign here.
A man from Cheshire, who dedicated his life to raising a million pounds in memory of his wife, has reached the target.
Mark Roberts' wife Elise, who died of skin cancer, vowed to raise the money for The Christie hospital, where she was treated.
A new skin cancer drug, trialed here in the North West, has been launched today- with some hailing it as a ground-breaking treatment.
The one-a-day pill targets the advanced form of the disease, which until now could only dealt with by radiotherapy or surgery.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
If you want to find out more detail about the research into this new drug then you can find it by clicking through to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine study.
A revolutionary new drug for skin cancer that was trialled in Salford is to be launched today.
The once-a-day pill can shrink tumors and lesions in patients where surgery is not an option.
'Vismodegib' went through its clinical trials at the Dermatology Centre at Salford Royal.