WELSHPOOL man Tim Platt is full or praise for the Lingen Davies team who helped him through his 100th round of chemotherapy, who he says he ‘owes his life to’.

“I have become very much part of the place,” Tim said.

“A lot of other lucky people go there for three or four months, and don’t go there again.”

However, Tim’s bowel cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2016, aged 55, cannot be cured. Instead, his weekly chemo allows him to live his life to the full for as long as possible.

“It’s the people at Lingen Davies in Shrewsbury. It’s not just the medical treatment. It’s their happiness and cheerfulness that keeps me going,” he said. “I want to show my gratitude to them.”

Tim had an operation to remove some of his cancer, and was told as soon as he got his diagnosis that he was no longer able to work. However, he says he’s lucky that he’s able to cope with chemo so well.

“Other people struggle because they get very sick on the side effects.”

In January 2018, Tim and his wife moved into Park Lane Lodge on the edge of Powis Park. “It’s part of my joy, looking after my house for all the tourists and people that come by.”

Tim has also been on holiday to Japan and Greece. But there’s one thing he wants to live for more than anything else.

“I want to extend my time with my lovely wife as long as possible,” he said.