Thursday, 24 June 2021

Woodworker beats cancer with new business

A MAN who says he went “beyond financial ruin” after battling testicular cancer in his mid twenties is on the road recovery with a new business.

Tom Ford fought off the disease after enduring multiple surgeries and chemotherapy.

He has now set up Barrett and Ford, near Watlington, which makes farmhouse tables, benches and coat racks after struggling to get onto the job ladder.

Mr Ford, who is now 30 and lives in Duke Street, Henley, said his ordeal began when he discovered a lump at the age of just 24. He was living and working as a session musician in London at the time.

He said: “I used to stay on top of that kind of stuff, I’m a pretty health conscious kind of guy. I found a lump, went to the doctor, had an ultrasound and was diagnosed.

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