CHARITY fundraisers are celebrating after a mystery benefactor handed them more than £3,000.
Delighted Flight2Fight campaigners say the £3,200 gift has taken the fundraising total to £10,000.
Flight2Fight is the brainchild of terminally ill Honley man Vic Cardnell
Vic, 49, set out to raise the cash for CancerBacup, a charity which gives help and advice to cancer sufferers and their families, by doing a sponsored flight around the UK.
The father-of-three was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2001 and has battled the condition.
Vic, of Oldfield Road, was told last April that the condition was incurable.
His 2,000-mile journey will start from Gamston airfield in Lincolnshire a week tomorrow and take in places including Land's End, the Isle of Wight, Stornoway and Wick over the following seven days.
The journey will end at Blackpool.
Now, with Vic's dream of £10,000 raised, the team at Flight2Fight have decided to up the target to £20,000.
Vic said: "Since that generous donation further promises and payments will increase the total raised to over £14,500, making the new £20,000 target look much more achievable.
"It's like watching a fundraising event on TV, when the next total is announced. It's so exciting and never disappoints. Thanks to all those who have donated to date."
Vic has been helped out for the trip by local businessmen Richard Butterfield and Alistair Dyson - who have made a light aircraft suitable for the trip available to him - and main pilot Leon Opit.
Vic will be the co-pilot.
The former Barclays Bank project manager said he had decided to channel his efforts into supporting CancerBacup after the help and support it gave his family.
* CancerBacup offers up- to-date cancer information, advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
* Information is available on all aspects of cancer, written specifically for patients, their families and carers, plus more than 1,000 questions and answers are available online.
* The charity has a database of organisations and resources for cancer patients. Also, health professionals can check the latest developments and guidelines.
* Visit the website at www.cancerbacup.org.uk
* Call CancerBacup's free- phone UK helpline on 0808 800 1234 for information and support from specialist nurses.