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Thousands Raised For 'Gary's Cruise' Donated To Charity

Thousands of pounds raised to send reporter Gary Burgess and his husband, Alan, on a dream holiday will be donated to Macmillan Jersey instead.

Last month, he was told by doctors that he may only have 6 to 12 months to live after spending years battling cancer.

A JustGiving campaign was started last night, following an emotional TV interview on coming to terms with his diagnosis.

The organiser originally wanted to send Gary and Alan, on a dream cruise but Gary told Channel 103 as they could afford the holiday themselves, he's asked that the money be given to charity instead:

"It's just so incredibly kind. I saw the fundraiser had appeared online last night - initially somebody wanting to pay for Alan and me to go on a cruise!

"We just couldn't accept that as we're lucky enough not to need that, but we asked if it could be converted to a fundraiser for Macmillan Jersey. That's what's happened and now I think it's somewhere around the £15,000 mark.

"People are just so generous, and it really just means the world to me."

The fundraiser's original target of £10,000 had been reached in a matter of hours, following an outpouring of public support.

You can donate to the Macmillan Jersey fundraiser via the JustGiving website.

Join Gary in spreading a little 'Sunday Happiness' every week between 10am-2pm on Channel 103.

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