Wales legend Mickey Thomas is set to tackle a charity walk up Snowdon alongside the doctor who 'saved his life' after his battle with cancer. 

The former Wales, Manchester United and Wrexham midfielder Mickey had been given the all clear from oesophagus cancer after life-saving treatment at the Maelor Hospital in Wrexham.

In the aftermath of his successful surgery, he will reunite with his surgeon and the healthcare team for a celebratory walk to Snowdon's summit.

Mickey will also be joined by close family, friends, fellow players and local supporters in celebrating this huge milestone.

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The sponsored walk is Mickey's way of giving back to the NHS, which, he says, 'has saved my life', and to raise as much money as possible in aid of the Upper G.I. Surgical Unit at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The funds raised will benefit other patients like him, who are being treated and cared for by the wonderful staff at the hospital.

A JustGiving page has been set up as part of the fundraiser. 

Mickey was recently celebrated at a charity event at the Maesgwyn in Wrexham. The night was put on by Wrexham lager to raise money for the same fund. 

Speaking after that night, Mickey said:

"I was in a difficult situation, the doctors said it was touch and go as to whether I'd live or not. 

"They saved my life. The staff at the Maelor Hospital, especially Dr Baker and Michelle Curtis. They had to operate, and they were unsure if I was going to make it. 

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"The hospital is a horrific place to be, you walk through those doors, and you see things you didn't know existed.

"Cancer is a horrible disease and I had a really tough time, but I'm happy with how things are going and I can now get the message out."