Scunthorpe United’s matchday crowd doctor is taking on the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon on Sunday 28th September raising funds for two charities.
Players Jamie Ness and Jordan Clarke met Martin at Glanford Park to wish him well ahead of the event which takes places this Sunday.
Training for the event has been hard work for Martin who said: “When I started I was out of breath after swimming one length and found the running hard work.
“However I can now swim the 16 lengths required for the triathlon, I have lost over a stone in weight and I feel so much healthier so it has been very rewarding but most importantly I have already raised over £1,000 for two great causes.”
Mr Gough is supporting the national Oesophageal Patients Association as well as the local GI cancer support group and drop in centre which have been a great success but is in danger of closing, as the charitable donations used to set it up are running out.
He added: “If I can reach my target then the funds should hopefully secure the future of the drop in centre for another 12 months and provide support to many people and families affected by the cancer."