Paul Nicklin wears yellow underpants on the outside to raise money for the Go Dad Run charity run for prostate cancer awareness.CHLOE WARBURTON June 21, 2014 4:16pm
Paul Nicklin wore yellow underpants on the outside yesterday to raise money for prostate cancer awareness.
The sight of a man running around Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake yesterday in yellow underpants may have alarmed some, but it was all for a good cause.
Paul Nicklin spent a few minutes limbering up before pulling on the bright ‘‘underdaks’’ and going for a leisurely 5
‘‘The people in the cafe looked a bit worried when I put them on,’’ he said with a laugh.
Mr Nicklin was taking part in the Go Dad Run charity run for prostate cancer awareness, but he was doing it solo.
His brothers, brother-in-law and nephew had done the run in England on June 15, which is Father’s Day there.
Only three weeks ago, Mr Nicklin’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
His brothers decided to take part in the United Kingdom-based charity run and Mr Nicklin, who lives in Australia with his wife Alison, wanted to join them from afar.
He has raised almost $900, some of which will go to Prostate Cancer UK while some will go to prostate cancer charities in Australia. Together, his family has raised just more than $5000.
The yellow underpants are part of the Go Dad Run event and were sent specially to Australia for Mr Nicklin.
‘‘I couldn’t get over there, so I thought I’d get involved over here. The organisers were happy to send them to me so I could look like an idiot in Australia, since I couldn’t look like an idiot in England,’’ he said before his run yesterday.
‘‘It’ll be more of a fast walk for me. I had a knee reconstruction a few years ago. I’ll start off running and finish running, but the 4.9
Mr Nicklin said it was a shock when his father was diagnosed with cancer and despite the disease spreading to the bones in his ribs and neck, his family was staying positive.
‘‘The generosity of our friends and family over here and back home in England has been wonderful,’’ he said. ‘‘.
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