Terry Davis: PMA 60 Events for 60 Years “PMA = Positive Mental Attitude”In 2013 Terry Davis was diagnosed with cancer and in his own words “our whole world fell apart”.
Thankfully, with treatment at the BHOC, he was able to beat it.
Throughout his treatment, Terry maintained his positive mental attitude, “During the cancer treatment I looked for things with a positive message to share.
"My family and friends liked the messages I would share on Facebook- they could relate to it, and it really gave me a good feeling to know I was helping people. I’ve even had people say thank you to me- it helps!”
This December Terry will turn 60, and to celebrate this milestone, he set about taking on 60 sponsored events to raise money for the Above & Beyond and the BHOC.
Terry is currently on 47 events, which have included Westonbirt Triathlon, a number of 5k Park Runs, flying a plane, a mixed hockey match, mixed netball match , Pirate day in Bristol, walking the yard arm on the SS Great Britain, a VIP Tour of Bristol Old Vic the Bristol 10k an interview about PMA 60 Events for 60 Year events & Above & Beyond on BCFM Radio 93.2, and a charity golf day. His criterion for an event is “anything out of the ordinary”.
The pace hasn’t slowed for September.
Terry went along to Valley Fest on the 2nd - 4th Aug, a great festival weekend of food, music and camping, where Above & Beyond was one of the supported charities.
Bristol Rovers invited Terry to do is 47 Event at the ground by participating in the clubs half time competition ‘Kick it for a Ticket' , this was followed on the same day, by a PMA charity boxing match @ Action Sports centre Whitchurch whcih by teh way he won.
His wife Jayne has been right behind him, and on occasion even right by his side, having also taken part in one of the races. He laughs, “She thinks I am mad but she is supporting me 100%!”
Also We want to give back to those that gave to us when we needed it.
The 60 events will culminate in December with the Weston Christmas Cracker, an annual 10km race in the seaside town of Weston Super-Mare.
He says “Above & Beyond have been really supportive the whole way, providing me with fundraising materials and t-shirts, messages of good luck, support at some of the events and generally just spurring me along.”
For Terry, positive mental attitude has been a key ingredient to his success this year and has helped to keep up his own morale and that of everyone around him.
The justgiving page for Terry is http://www.justgiving.com/PMA60