A community of well wishers continue to raise funds to help one man fulfil his dying wishes.

Joel Gray, was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia T cell – a rare and aggressive form of cancer – in 2012 at just 17 and after years of treatment, was told twice that it had returned.

He hopes to fulfil a number of dying wishes and, since sharing his story, people have come forward to help the 26-year-old Carlisle man to ensure he gets the special day he and Jenna Kersey have been dreaming of. In less than two weeks, almost everything about the wedding has been planned.

Since, the community got behind him thousand have been raised to help and people are doing everything they can to show their support for him.

This week there has been a motorbike ride out with people donating £5 to go to Joel and his family to help fulfils all his dreams.

At the weekend there will be a special cycle-a-thon which has been arranged by a friend who want do help. A friend of Joel’s, Joshua Morrison, is taking on a 24-hour cycling challenge to help.

He said: “I want to do this for Joel and his family, including his fiancée and her family too."

Yellow ribbons have been sold to show support and help Joel and Jenna have a dream wedding.

On a go fund me page more than £7,000 has been raised and the couple have managed to book their wedding and get most of the plans organised.

Joel said: "I really appreciate what people have been doing and I want everyone to know about the hard work that is going on in the background."