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6:03am 29th August 2017
(Updated 8:38am 29th August 2017)

Battered, bruised and beaten but all for an incredible cause.

All month 2BR's Chris has been training to be a wrestler.

This weekend he took part in a charity match for Pendleside Hospice.

We've been hearing from patients, family and staff to change the way people think about the charity.

It's been eye-opening experience.

Chris has been inspired to do something different after meeting Shahbaz Saleem.

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[Chris will never forget meeting this amazing man]

The former RAF Serviceman and dad of two young girls was just 27-years-old when he was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer.

But when he spoke to Chris - all Shabz wanted to do was to raise money for Pendleside Hospice or as he called it - his "heaven on earth".

That bravery and hope in spite of everything is what inspired Chris to spread Shabz's message.

Pendleside isn't somewhere you go to die - it's somewhere you go to live.

It's a message close to Chris' heart as his own dad passed away from cancer when he was 22-years-old.

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[Chris still thinks about his dad everyday]

He wished his dad had received the same kind of care that is given here and why their grieving support services are so important for families.

It's hard to talk about losing a loved but it's something we all will experience.

So if just one more person knows that help is out there if they or someone they love is suffering from a life limiting illness then all this will be worth it.

Because as Shabz showed Pendleside is Something Worth Fighting For:

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