Feeding his family while he battles cancer is dad-of-two David Goldby’s biggest job while he cannot work.
The 36-year-old part-time cleaner from Allenton has faced invasive surgery and gruelling chemotherapy treatment. Now he has another challenge – joining the queue at one of Derby’s food banks.
“These two bags,” said David, lifting up his carriers of tinned food, “mean everything to us right now. I can get through the cancer but having enough food to feed my wife and children is what’s tricky.”
David, of Buchan Street, has been forced to put his 24-hour-a-week cleaning job on hold at Derby’s Intu centre, while he receives treatment for bowel cancer at the Royal Derby Hospital.
He lives with his disabled wife, 28-year-old Hayley, and their two daughters, Christina, six, and Isabella, two.