A REDDITCH man has launched a fundraiser to raise £40k to help a much-loved friend battling an inoperable brain tumour.

Almost £15k has been raised in less than a week to fund vital immunotherapy for Sarah Witcomb, after Redditch man Earl Hibbert set up the Go Fund Me page.

Sarah, aged 50 from Bromsgrove, is currently undergoing gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy after being diagnosed with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma on her brain six weeks ago.

The mother-of-two was in and out of hospital with what was believed to be an ear disorder before she received the shocking diagnosis.

She is undergoing treatment until Christmas, but it is hoped that if enough funds are raised she will be able to receive vital immunotherapy which would help to slow the tumour growing.

The campaign is aiming to raise £40,000 to make it a reality.

Earl, aged 55, set up the page as he desperately wanted to do something to help his close friends Sarah and her husband Adrian, and has been “blown away” with the “phenomenal donations”.

He said: “It’s a testament to the good friendship circle Ade and Sarah have and the respect they have for her.

“When Sarah was diagnosed, I spoke to Adrian regularly and like everyone else I asked, what can I do?

“I can only imagine what they are going through.”

Adrian, Sarah’s husband of 22 years, said the reaction to the fundraiser has been “absolutely amazing.”

He said: “We’re not a famous people, just a normal family who keep ourselves to ourselves. We have been absolutely overwhelmed.

“She has had the kitchen sink thrown at her, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, steroids every day for six weeks.

“The page is about having the funds ready if she needs therapy.”

Sarah was initially treated at the Alexandra Hospital for an ear infection, before she was rushed to Worcester after Adrian thought she was having a stroke. There it was discovered she had a brain tumour, and a later biopsy in Coventry led to the devastating diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumour.

Adrian praised his daughters Sofia, 18 and Isobella aged 20 as a "godsend" as the family has rallied together to help Sarah.

He added: "Earl is my best friend and just wanted to do something. We have to do something and explore all the avenues possible. He has been absolutely golden."

To donate to the campaign, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sarahs-fight-against-the-big-c