WIRRAL’S wheelchair charity champion is hoping to raise even more money for cancer research with the release of his latest book.

Swasie Turner MBE has travelled the world completing gruelling challenges to raise money for a variety of local cancer groups and has now pushed his wheelchair more than 36,270 miles and reached the magic £1 million.

He has trundled the 110 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne across the South Downs Way, propelled his wheelchair along the 98 miles of Hadrian’s Wall, climbed Ben Nevis and ascended the infamous Rock of Gibraltar.

On Tuesday, Swasie – an ex-policeman who was injured on duty – completed a different sort of challenge when he launched his latest book at Northop Hall Country House Hotel in Flintshire.

Swasie, whose charity endeavours were recognised in 2005 when he was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, was joined by dignitaries from Wirral and Flintshire for the launch of “Jobsworth Despots” – the fourth cartoon book which lampoons the nation’s “jobsworths” and politically correct pontificators with amusing caricatures.

Born and bred in Saughall Massie, Swasie has been relentlessly raising money for cancer charities since the death of his wife Marjorie in 1997.

He lost his right leg after an attack on duty when he was serving as a front line sergeant for Merseyside Police.

His leg had to be amputated high above the knee and with prosthesis unsuccessful, Swasie has been performing remarkable feats of strength and stamina with his standard issue NHS wheelchair ever since.

For more information, or for a copy of his book, visit swasieturner.org