Good friends of a competition-lover who has been told he has months left to stay are fundraising to fly him from hospital to attend Glastonbury.
Nigel Stonehouse, 58, a former bricklayer from Hartlepool, has gone to the festival with mates for the very last 30 a long time.
He was diagnosed with most cancers of the kidney in mid-Might which has spread to his lungs, with doctors telling him it is incurable.
He had been because of to go to Glastonbury this 7 days but could not travel devoid of health care help, so his pals introduced a fundraiser to pay back for a helicopter to fly him there from North Tees clinic.
Mr Stonehouse’s shut buddy, Lizzie Beggs, explained it was his “dying would like” to be with all of his mates at Glastonbury “even if only for a couple of hrs for one particular final time”.
She included that he is at the moment an inpatient at North Tees healthcare facility and personnel have certain him that they will do all they can to make this take place.
Ms Beggs added: “Within hrs they had contacted website professionals at the pageant who encouraged that they would facilitate in ways that they can.
“Regretably there is no place remaining in the accessible areas (Nige has a normal sale ticket) but they will facilitate entry through the accessible car or truck park.
“This is definitely a large enterprise, and will be costly, the palliative treatment team prompt commissioning a helicopter – the very first estimate we have experienced is for £12,000.”
By Sunday evening the fundraiser had strike its £12,000 goal and continued to climb, exceeding £13,000 by early Monday early morning.
Along with donors, the campaign has been supported by stars as well.
Musician Fatboy Trim, who is undertaking at the Somerset competition this year, is amid those backing the lead to and urging his followers to do furthermore on social media.
Mr Stonehouse’s buddies say he is “incredibly stubborn and established” despite his condition and appears forward to looking at Diana Ross this 12 months.
Resource: The Sunshine