Tony takes on the 10k

Tony Barrow
Tony Barrow

A former rugby player who is battling an incurable brain tumour will be taking on the St Helens 10k this weekend to raise money to help pay for his care and treatment.

Tony Barrow who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, for which there is currently no cure only months ago will take on the gruelling course in North Road to raise funds for The Tony Barrow Testimonial.

The 44-year-old, of Thatto Heath, will be joined by his wife, Anne-Marie, as well as 30 close friends on on Sunday March 6.

Tony was also a close friend of Steve Prescott, who died of cancer in 2013 and was at his side during a series of intense endurance challenges to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.

He said he was inspired by him to raise funds and stay positive during treatment, and this run is one way to make him proud.

As a Personal Trainer and former professional RL player who made his name with Oldham and Swinton, Tony has always been in the peak of physical fitness.

Tony was diagnosed with the aggressive grade four tumour last year and has already undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Clatterbridge,

To sponsor the team donate to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/tony-barrow-testimonial-fund