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Fresh Produce Hero: Damian Fowler

After being diagnosed with cancer just last year, the fruit trader has beaten the disease and will cycle 100km for charity

Fresh Produce Hero: Damian Fowler
Wholesale trader Damian Fowler will ride 100km for cancer charities next month

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We think it's fair to say Damian Fowler, MD of C&C Fruit, is a more than deserving candidate for the first-ever Bushel Box Fresh Produce Hero award.

Having been given the all-clear in February following treatment for throat cancer, Fowler, 39, will cycle 100km at next month's Ride for the Roses cancer charity event. Held in the Dutch town of Ede on 8 September, Fowler will be cycling - alongside fellow New Covent Garden Market trader Paul Murphy, director of Chef's Connection - less than a year on since first being diagnosed with the illness.

Currently training ahead of the big race, Fowler is both nervous and excited. He says: "The ride is something one of our Dutch suppliers (QPI) has been doing for a while now and when they asked me last year I couldn't take part so I was determined to recover in time for this year's race! I see the ride as a big thank you for all the excellent treatment I have received." 

With a story you can only get behind, the FPJ team wishes Damian the best of luck. Watch your back Bradley Wiggins!

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