Richard Legg, 28, dies of cancer

PUBLISHED: 13:28 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 19:48 01 June 2010

RICHARD Legg, the Wisbech-born man whose family and friends raised £7,000 in a bid to save his life, has died of cancer. A fund-raising campaign was launched this summer to send Mr Legg, 28, for treatment in Germany. He had first suffered from skin cancer

RICHARD Legg, the Wisbech-born man whose family and friends raised £7,000 in a bid to save his life, has died of cancer.

A fund-raising campaign was launched this summer to send Mr Legg, 28, for treatment in Germany. He had first suffered from skin cancer at 21. He had been given the all clear after treatment but other tumours developed in the past year.

His family were with him when he died at his mother, Rosemary's home in Sawtry where he was being cared for.

Mr Legg was born in Wisbech and went to school in Somersham and Ramsey Abbey, he worked as a civil engineer for Breheny.

A series of events to pay for last-hope treatment, included a cake sale and tombola at the Rainbow Store in St Ives, a fun day at the Elephant and Castle in Woodwalton, a Dragon Boat Race in St Ives and a disco at the Montagu Club in Huntingdon

His sisters, Tara Kingston from St Ives and Trudy Smith from Wistow, arranged for their brother to be treated at a clinic in Germany but just days before he was due to leave, they were told nothing could be done.

Mrs Kingston said they were able to grant one of her brother's last wishes, a fishing holiday to Newquay where he caught an 18lb fish.

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