A man from Epsom, who is registered blind, is set to brave the Tough Mudder obstacle course on Clapham Common on October 13.

Steve Rebus, from Epsom, will be tackling the obstacle course, which spans 5km and comprises of 10 obstacles, to raise money for cancer prevention and survival.

Mr Rebus said: “I’ve been struggling and fighting all kinds of obstacles for the past 18 years since being registered blind but I‘ve never faced as big a challenge as this one.

“My lovely wife Sarah works for the charity World Cancer Research Fund, and I was stopped in my tracks by one of the statistics she showed me: that 40 percent of cancer cases are preventable

“The light switched on for me and I want to share this good news with everyone so we can all be aware and empowered to start fighting the cancers we can prevent.”

Mr Rebus said he was challenged to do the Tough Mudder by wife's nail tech artist Ashley, who works at the Ooh La La Hair and Beauty Salon in Epsom.

A team from the salon, who have called themselves ‘hard as nails’, will also be running with him.

Mr Rebus has raised over £800. To support his fundraising campaign, visit his Just Giving Page by searching ‘Steve Rebus’.