Friends of a Cumbrian teenager fighting cancer have raised more than £2,000 to help him and his family.

Thirteen pals of Jack Musgrave, 15, are planning to walk the 20-mile Ullswater Way next month.

They are raising sponsorship for Jack, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

And in less than a week they have already smashed their £2,000 target.

It is a touching show of support for the Penrith teenager who is starting treatment in Newcastle this week.

On a GoFundMe page titled 'Musgrave's Mission', the 13 youngsters say: "We are Jack’s close friends and the 13 of us are planning to walk the Ullswater Way on the 18th of November to raise money for our very good friend Jack who has been sadly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

"We are planning on donating some of the money towards his family and some of the money towards a nice gift for Jack.

"It would be highly appreciated if you would donate towards helping Jack through this extremely difficult part of his life.

"Many thanks - Alex, Giorgio, Jack, Ashton, Alfie, Kenzie, Harry, Spencer, Jake, Archie, Dylan, Oscar and Rob."

To donate, visit the GoFundMe page HERE

Jack has received lots of messages and gestures of support since his diagnosis.

The huge Carlisle United fan was visited by Blues players Paul Huntington and Gabe Breeze at a training session with his junior club Calthwaite last week.

They brought him signed kit and a signed ball, as well as a shirt from one of his heroes, Jon Mellish.

Blues manager Paul Simpson has also sent the club's best wishes to the football-mad teenager as he prepares for six months of treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Another fundraising page has been set up to help Jack's mum Linda and the family with the cost of travel and accommodation in Newcastle during his treatment.

It has already raised more than £7,300. Linda said any funds left over will be split between the Children’s Cancer Ward at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Teenage Cancer Trust.