Rugby club members help family dealing with terminal cancer diagnosis

Members of Richmondshire Rugby Club have helped a family dealing with a terminal illness to improve their garden.

Volunteers from the club stepped in after hearing how junior player Henry Horner’s dad Simon had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Sixteen members of the club agreed to help make the Catterick Garrison garden better for Henry and his sister Layla.

Simon’s wife Terri said they had been “humbled” by the generosity of the club members.

“They gave up there Saturday to transform our garden for Layla and Henry.

“We couldn’t be any happier with that results and it’s such a lovely display of community spirit.

“Thank you to all the volunteers and the local businesses that helped.”

Terri and several of her friends raised more than £15,000 for the chancer Pancreatic Cancer UK following the diagnosis.

The family has also thanked local businesses GCH Garden Maintenance, P-M’s Tree Care, NJH Garden Services and Hungry Eyes Catering Company for their help with the garden