A CANCER patient has received a £200,000 lifeline to pay for vital treatment - by a mystery donor.

Guy Coxeter, 46, was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2017 and has since undergone numerous bouts of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiotherapy but they failed to kill the cancer.

Daughter Natalie, 13, set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise £56,000 to pay for her dad to have a drug which is not available in the UK.

That would have been enough to pay for treatment until Christmas.

The full cost for the two years Guy needed was £200,000.

An astonishing £34,000 was pledged by well-wishers in just ten days... but then £200,000 was donated by a confidential source.

Guy’s wife, Shelly, said: “We are ecstatic and delighted. This sort of thing doesn’t normally happen – it’s unbelievable.

“They will cover the cost of the drug for two years

“Assuming he has no adverse reaction, they will cover it for as long as necessary until we can get him to remission and then he will have a stem cell transplant.”

Guy was recently one of 200 UK patients to trial a new drug to further cancer research, but unfortunately it didn’t work.

Now the family are hopeful this new treatment will put him into remission.


Guy said: “I was really ill before and the trial drug has made me feel a bit more like myself.

“This new treatment has had some real positive results.

“We often speak to people on Facebook groups and a couple of people have been in similar situations and managed to get into remission.

“It’s quite scary that I will have to have it for two years. I am just keeping going while I can.

“It’s really humbling how generous people can be. I can see some light at the end of the tunnel.”

Speaking about his cancer, Guy, who lives in Burnham, said: “My type of cancer is difficult to treat and we have come to the end of what’s available.

“We have been doing this for over three years.

“The whole family has been told to isolate for 12 weeks, but it’s been like normal for us really. When you are having chemo you can’t really socialise anyway.

“I have been going to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and they have had dedicated floors to Covid and it’s always a worry.”

Natalie’s GoFundMe page, Give Guy Five, had raised more than £34,000 towards Guy’s treatment.

The money will be used to cover the cost of a hospital to administer the drug and for any scans.