DAN BIGGAR, the Wales Rugby Union captain, is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s Sunset Trek challenge in memory of his mum who died last year from bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in Wales.

On what would have been Elizabeth Biggar’s 68th birthday, Dan’s family will be challenging themselves to get sponsored to walk 13km (8 miles) exploring the beautiful Gower Peninsula on Saturday, September 10.

Starting in the afternoon, supporters will enjoy trekking the picturesque sands before ascending to reach the top of ‘Rhossili Down’ as the sun sets, bringing another day in the official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to an end. Enjoy the beautiful and poignant sunset of Rhossili Beach in the knowledge all money raised will help stop people from dying of bowel cancer.

Dan Biggar says: “I’m so happy to be supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s Sunset Trek. We lost my wonderful mam to bowel cancer last year and the event is taking place on the day that would have been her 68th birthday. That makes it really special to us.

“My sister Rachel and her husband Paul are taking part, and I’m so proud of them. I’m also proud to be supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s vital work to raise awareness of this disease, help people spot the symptoms and get support if they are diagnosed.”

Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “We couldn’t be more grateful to Dan and his family for supporting our Sunset Trek challenge in memory of his beloved mum.

“Someone dies from bowel cancer every half an hour in the UK, which means that almost three families will lose a loved one during a rugby match.

“We can’t wait to stand united with Dan’s family during our Sunset Trek challenge, and we hope you can join us too.”

Sign up to Bowel Cancer UK’s Sunset Trek challenge on Saturday, September 10, in Rhossili, Gower today: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/sunset-trek