CANCER survivor John Cowgill is singing the praises of positive thinking.
The Outlane man's upbeat attitude has helped him beat prostate cancer.
And now the tuneful tenor wants to raise £100,000 for charity.
John wants restaurants to help him raise money for Cancer Research by letting him regale their customers.
In 2003 he was told by a consultant at Huddersfield's Nuffield Hospital that he only had three months to live because cancer from his prostate had reached his skeleton.
The 68-year-old said: "It was devastating, especially for my wife Judith, but I just thought that I had to be positive."
With the help of Zoladex injections every three months he has beaten back the cancer. John said: "The drug has kept me alive by grabbing the cancer and stopping it getting to my bones.
"At one stage it even hurt to lift a knife and fork but the cancer has retarded enough now that I can live with it."
The retired owner of Scientific Oil in Outlane has recovered enough to be able to play golf.
He said: "I've had a great life and I want to get on with it."
For John this means singing to raise money for Cancer Research.
He was a nightclub singer in South Africa in the 1960s and plans to belt out old standards by Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck at local venues.
To help call John on 07813 217733.