Peter Martin – Dorset

Peter married Jayne in 1971. He has two grown up children and 3 grandchildren. Originally from Coventry, Peter has lived in Exeter, Paignton, Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham. He settled in Bournmouth in 1986. Peter is a qualified general insurance practitioner, having worked for Legal & General for 27 years, with a further 20 years in the broking sector.

Peter was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1993 when he was 45-years old. He has been a volunteer with Colostomy UK since 1996. Besides attending countless open days and giving talks to nurses on Bournemouth University courses, he was involved in setting up one of the first support groups in the late 1990s called ‘Cupid’ at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

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