TREATY Centre manager Robin Arbenz has raised more than £13,000 for charity by completing a 190-mile coast to coast walk inspired by his wife.
Mr Arbenz, who has run the shopping centre in Hounslow High Street for eight years, trekked from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, last month.
The 66-year-old, of High Wycombe, raised £13,044 for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK by completing the walk in just under a fortnight - smashing his original target of £5,000.
He was inspired to take on the epic walk after his 53-year-old wife Vivien, a buyer for Bentalls in Kingston, was diagnosed with the disease last year.
Having undergone successful surgery and a six-month course of chemotherapy, she appears to be on the road to recovery.
But she is one of the lucky ones. More than four fifths of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK die within a year and just three per cent survive to five years - the worst survival rates for any cancer.
Robin plans to continue raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and lobbying for improved support for patients and their families.
"Vivien was incredibly lucky. She underwent successful surgery, and a six month course of chemotherapy and continues to make really good progress," he said.
"This has been a life changing experience not only for Vivien, but for both of us. I was inspired to support Pancreatic Cancer UK by her bravery and by the stark and startling facts about the disease."
It's not too late to sponsor Mr Arbenz. Just visit www.justgiving.com/Robin-Arbenz.