Fundraiser raises more than £4,500 after dad’s cancer diagnosis

Simon and Terri Horner with their children Layla and Henry.

A fundraising appeal has raised more than £4,500 for charity in just a few days after a Catterick Garrison dad’s cancer diagnosis.

Father-of-two Simon Horner, 41, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just three weeks ago.

Wife Terri said he was starting treatment to alleviate the pain and symptoms of the disease this week.

She added: “My lovely friends Ange, whose mum died of pancreatic cancer in 2016 aged just 66, Ange, Balinder and myself want to raise as much money as we can by jogging at least 28 miles in February.

“Some of us are not natural joggers but like a challenge.

“We have many supporters joining us in doing the miles too.

“The support and love our family has been shown at this time has been amazing. Simon and I are so grateful for all your kindness and support.”

The appeal raised more than £3,000 in the first 24 hours.

All money raised by the friends will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Terri added: “Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps.

“Thank you for your support.”

To donate to the appeal, click here.