Colleagues of man with terminal cancer have been contributing to the bucket list fundraising appeal set up by his friends to help him and his young family create some happy memories.
Mark Young, 44, of Corby, worked at a local company which prefers not to be identified, and staff there were keen to help him and his young family.
The general manager at the firm said: “Mark came in last week to see everyone and say goodbye and it was heartbreaking.
“The firm has a charity committee and all their attention is now focused on fundraising for Mark.
“I have also told people that the firm will match fund any fundraising they do for Mark.
“So far we have raised about £1,200 and we’re doing little things such as letting people wear their own clothes to work on a Friday and donating a £1.
Mark came in last week to say goodbye and it was heartbreaking.
“It’s nothing earth-shattering but it all adds up.
“I’ve known Mark for seven or eight years and he is a fun-loving, outgoing person.
“He’s very dependable, he gets on with everyone and is very much a family man.
“People here from the top team to the shopfloor have been affected by what’s happened to him. It’s very, very upsetting.”
Mr Young has been told he has Stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his spine, windpipe, pelvis and ribs.
He has begun treatment for the cancer and in the meantime an appeal has been launched to help Mark Young and his young family go on holiday to give him, his wife Tracey and his five children the chance to make some happy memories.
To donate to his appeal go to www.gofundme.com/mys270.