'When my wife (Sarah) was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I realised how important this small organ is and how prevalent thyroid issues are. I am raising funds for the British Thyroid Foundation's excellent support resources for people with thyroid problems.'

The news that my wife (Sarah) had thyroid cancer left us both devastated and worried about the future but we were also left with lots of questions.

Aside from another family member who developed a thyroid problem when I was younger, I was pretty clueless when it came to the importance of the thyroid for basic bodily functions.

I've learnt a lot and the BTF provide excellent patient literature and other support, which enables people with thyroid issues to learn more about their condition. Supporting this work is vital to helping people like Sarah to understand their conditions and find the help they need.

Jacob Taylor