Born and bred in Reading, Gordon has worked for Thames Water for 18 years. During that time, he has worked across the business and captained many sports teams. However, Gordon was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in November 2009 at the age of 47. Having gone through chemotherapy last year, he is now on hormone treatment and a monthly bone hardening drug infusion and is responding well to the treatment. Gordon hopes to inspire people and raise awareness about this condition - which is curable if caught early enough - to potentially save lives. It'll also give him another target to aim for and something to look forward to. Gordon said: I want to make a difference - to raise awareness so that others can spot the symptoms before it's too late. I want to show people that even though I have an incurable disease, I can still go on.