A CANCER patient's fundraiser has hit its £10,000 target.

Ted Hughes, 59, started the Raise A Pint campaign whilst having chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer.

The “Horwich legend” raised almost £7,500 for Cancer Research before his death, and had hoped to get the total to £10,000 before his birthday on August 9.

Just six hours after The Bolton News published his wish to raise the money, the campaign reached its new goal.

Daughter Jessica Sneyd said: "We kept refreshing the page last night and every time we did the total had gone up again.

"All I can think of is how proud my dad would be, it just shows how loved he was – Horwich has really come through for him, this is his legacy now."

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The devoted Wanderer loved socialising, and could often be found eating or drinking in one of the local pubs and restaurants.

In February he was able to walk daughter Jessica down the aisle as she married her husband, James.

Alongside wife, Anne-Marie, Mr Hughes enjoyed travelling, and would always have his next holiday lined-up.

After his diagnosis, Ted wanted to raise money to help Cancer Research UK beat the disease, and educate people about his uncommon and aggressive form of cancer.

He asked his friends to donate £3 to the campaign, the pub price of a pint of Bank Top Brewery's Pavillion, his favourite drink.

So far, over £3,000 has been donated to the campaign since Saturday, when Ted peacefully passed away in hospital, surrounded by his family.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/raiseapint for more information, or to donate to the campaign.