A MAN who has terminal cancer has raised £2,500 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Richard Webster was moved to raise the money after visiting hospitals for his own treatment and seeing children there who were being treated for cancer.

He said: “I’m coming up to 77, and I’ve had a good life, and seeing those children really made me want to do something to help.”

Mr Webster had his first bout of cancer in 2014, with the disease affecting his kidney, and during that time he raised money for Macmillan.

About a year ago, he went out for a meal with friends, only to find he had difficulty swallowing his food.

He said: “They found a four-and-a-half inch tumour on my oesophagus and I was given three to five months to live.

“Now it’s 11 months later and I’m still here. You just have to have a positive attitude.”

The keen fisherman, from Upton, held a fundraising day at Broadheath Fisheries and raised £776.

He added to this by doing door-to-door collections and getting sponsorships from businesses.

He recently handed over a cheque the charity, which has its headquarters in Wythall.

The charity supports life-limited and life-threatened children and their families.

“I’ve had 11 months when I was told that I was going to die in three to five months, and it makes me appreciate things you often take for granted,” he added.