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Barry Lansfield and Donna Mayes

Barry Lansfield and Donna Mayes


Barry Lansfield will marry his partner Donna Mayes after his colleagues raised funds for their wedding

A man diagnosed with terminal brain cancer said he was "100% humiliated and overwhelmed" after his colleagues raised funds to allow him to marry.

Barry Lansfield, 56, a Royal Mail HGV driver from Norfolk, told his doctor in October that he had "many months, but not many years" of life.

He said his only wish was to marry his partner on Valentine's Day.

Colleagues began raising funds for the ceremony, which is now reserved after they committed more than £ 1,500.

Mr. Lansfield of Walsoken, near Wisbech, said he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease after having problems with his vision.

His oncologist broke the news at Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, where Mr. Lansfield is currently receiving radiation therapy.

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"They can't get rid of him, but this could delay him," he said.

"I call him & # 39; the little alien in my head & # 39; and radiotherapy is like a game of space invaders between him and me."

"I saw a picture of my cancer and it looks like it's looking down at me, laughing, while it devours me."

"I have given him a name, we call him Arthur."

The colleagues in the Peterborough warehouse, where Mr. Lansfield worked, began raising funds after hearing that his only dream was to marry his girlfriend Donna Mayes on Valentine's Day, but they would have difficulty paying for the short-term celebration. .

He proposed in December and she agreed.

They will have a small ceremony on February 15 "because Valentine's Day was not available," but said any remaining money would be donated to cancer charities.

Referring to the fundraiser, Mr. Lansfield said: "I have never asked for anything in my life, suddenly these people want to do something for me."

"I am totally humiliated and 100% overwhelmed by all this, and love and support are helping me a lot. I can't thank you enough."