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The ZipYard Staines takes on cycling challenge

The ZipYard Staines takes on cycling challenge

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Next month Marvin Winthrop, the owner of Staines based garment alterations and tailoring business The ZipYard, will take part in a 60 mile cycling challenge to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research centre.

On 26th June Marvin will cycle from London to Oxford and as a fighter of prostate cancer himself, he is more than up for the challenge.

Said Marvin: “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer over a year ago which has meant the past twelve months has been tough for my family and me. We’ve soldiered on leading our lives as normal as we possibly can. I’ve carried on working at The ZipYard in Staines and even bought a second ZipYard centre in Bournemouth!”

Last year, Marvin joined thousands in the Palace to Palace Challenge where he cycled 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. He says:

“I really enjoyed the Palace to Palace challenge and I’m pleased I’m in a position where I can physically still raise money for such a great cause. I’ve been training hard for my upcoming cycle but I can’t wait to do it.”

In the UK one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It mainly affects men over 50 and that risk increases with age.

Marvin hopes to emulate last year’s fund raising success by raising at least £500. To sponsor Marvin and help support research for a future without prostate cancer visit

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