A HEREFORDSHIRE town is coming together to help a man with incurable cancer.

Wayne Tizzard, from Bromyard, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in July 2020. He has had two operations to date, and is due another operation this Thursday, March 24.

These operations have so far been unsuccessful in slowing the progress of the disease and he is now looking to raise £40,000 to enable him to start dendritic cell therapy in Spain.

The experimental treatment makes a personalised cancer vaccine from the patient's own blood cells.

At time of writing, Wayne's friends and family and the wider Bromyard community have raised more than £25,000 towards the cost needed to begin the treatment with further fundraising events planned.

Events planned include a charity football match at Bromyard Town Football Club on Sunday, April 17. This will be followed by an auction with items on offer including a football signed by Sky Sports' Soccer AM team, and a signed Harry Kane shirt.

Paul Geoghegan, a DJ with local radio station Bromyard FM and friend of Mr Tizzard, is to host a disco and karaoke at Bromyard Cricket Club on Saturday, April 16 to raise money for the cause.

Mr Geoghegan said that the response from the local community had been fantastic.

He said: "That's the great thing about Bromyard. When someone is in need, everyone rallies around to help. It's a great community."

"Wayne is the most genuinely lovely man you could ever wish to meet, and he deserves all the help he can get."

Mr Tizzard said that he couldn't believe so much had been raised in such a short space of time, less than a week after launching the appeal.

He said: "We're over halfway there and it's all down to you kind and generous people. Thank you again to everyone that has donated. It will make a massive difference."