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Cancer survivor sells vinyl record collection to raise funds for charity
10:23am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
A RECORD collector who is recovering from a rare form of cancer treatment has sold part of his beloved vinyl collection to raise money for charity.
John Ramsay, 63, of Holgate , was diagnosed in 2010 with two forms of lymphatic cancer – a rare occurrence which left doctors with the dilemma of how to treat each type of the disease at the same time.
Now in remission, John has joined forces with a York record store to help raise money for the Lymphoma Association.
He said: “I was diagnosed in November 2010 and went through eight months of chemotherapy.
“In my particular case I had both non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Hodgkins lymphoma, but each are treated differently so the doctors had to work out how to treat me.
“They decided to treat one of the cancers and just hoped it would get the other one – and it worked.”
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system – a network throughout the body which helps filter blood and fight infection. John said: “Life was hard for a good length of time and I can’t praise the hospital enough.”
Now, looking to do something positive after his experience, John has parted with some of his precious vinyl record collection to raise money for the Lymphoma Association.
He said: “My daughter has known Alex at Attic Records for a while and she would pop in there. Alex was aware of the situation and he heard I wanted to raise some money and he offered to sell my vinyl in his shop.
“It was hard to part with so it was a case of sorting out what I was willing to get rid off.”
So far the partnership has seen just over £40 raised for the Lymphoma Association.