From left: Deputy centre manager Lee Jarvis is presented with a cheque by fundraiser and cancer survivor Paul Macrae. Picture: Tony Jones.

A Terrington St Clement man has raised £600 for a charity which supported him during his battle with cancer.

Paul Macrae was diagnosed with throat cancer, which resulted in him having his voice box removed.

He has since been given the all-clear from cancer and decided to fundraise for the Big C charity centre in King’s Lynn.

Mr Macrae said the centre, which provides help and support for those with cancer and their families, really helped him through his ordeal.

“I just wanted to give something back, to say thank-you to everyone who got me through this,” he said.

Mr Macrae was diagnosed in February last year after a tumour grew so big he was struggling to breathe.

He said: “Doctors told me if I had left it one more day (to have treatment) I would be dead.”

After undergoing treatment, Mr Macrae has been left prone to infections and has had regular check-up hospital appointments.

However, he has been determined to fundraise for the Big C and decided to have a sponsored head shave.

Some other money has come from customers at The King William and The  Wildfowler pubs in Terrington St Clement.

Lee Jarvis, deputy centre manager for the Big C in Norfolk Street thanked Mr Macrae for his donation.

“The money really helps the centre provide support to those with cancer – it makes a difference,” he said.