A 37-year-old father is set to start rare cancer treatment in Germany thanks to donations from the community. 

In October, the Leader reported on the fundraising efforts of Alice Myatt and Heather Thwaites, from Wrexham, who were looking to raise money for their brother-in-law Kieron Harrop

Kieron was given a 'devastating' diagnosis of Stage 4 Melanoma, which is considered terminal. 

Due to the advanced nature of Kieron's cancer, Alice and Heather began fundraising in an attempt to secure their brother-in-law with rare treatments, that aren't yet available on the NHS. 

After raising just shy of £18,000 via a GoFundMe page, Kieron has been booked in to receive his first dose of Dendritic cell therapy (DCT) at a clinic in Germany in two weeks. 

The news comes to the delight of the family. 

Heather said: "Thanks to the GoFundMe page we've got enough for one dose, and we're hoping for more. 

"Getting Kieron booked in for the treatment has meant the world to us, we're amazed at the generosity and now we have further hope. 

"The treatment like this will hopefully extend Kieron's life even further.

"It wasn't looking great pre-Christmas but this, alongside the NHS confirming another set of treatments to work alongside the DCT in Germany, things seem like they're clicking into place."

The family has organised a fundraising evening at Brymbo Cricket and Social club tomorrow evening (February 3) in an attempt to raise further funds for Kieron's treatment. Tickets are still available to purchase.

The event, which will take place from 7.30pm until 12am, will have live music from local Wrexham band, The Cover Lovers as well as a raffle with several prizes

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, which has left Heather 'amazed', there is a host of prizes up for grabs in the raffle. 

She added: "We're hoping to have about 120 people come tomorrow, which is great. 

"The response to the fundraiser has been amazing, we've had lots of local business that have got behind us and given us prizes to be won. 

"I just want to say a massive thank you to all of the following who helped us with the evening: The Cock o’ Barton, The Lemon Tree, Powis Castle, Village Bakery, Hair & Beauty First, Cherrysource, World of Wedgwood, Beauty with Anna, Alderford Lake, Levant, Ginger Bear Cake Co.

"It's just really lovely to see and hopefully it can be a night to bring people together for Kieron, to try and lift his spirits and keep his morale up. In turn, if we can get closer to that target then that will be great."