A MAN diagnosed with terminal cancer has "turned a negative into a positive" by organising events that have raised thousands of pounds to thank nursing staff treating him.

Danny De Brabander was diagnosed with bowel cancel in January last year. It had spread to his liver and he was given months to live.

Determined to be positive, the 38-year-old from Birkenhead, co-founded #TeamDDB to support people, like himself, being treated for this devastating illness.

Danny and #TeamDDB developed and took part in a number of fundraisers during 'lockdown' for the Critical Care department at WUTH, where he was cared for in 2019.

The team's amazing efforts have so far raised £6,800 for Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) Charity Critical Care fund and Critical Care team.

Fundraising activities included setting up a JustGiving page for donations, making a 'thank you to the NHS video', 5k runs done by many, #StayHomeShaveYourHead by local school boys Daniel Stanton, Finn Robinson and Charlie Pearson, lockdown bingo by Joey Kielty - and much more, helped achieve the amazing total raised.

Danny said: "Throughout this journey, I have turned my negative into a positive; setting up a charity called TeamDDB which has to date raised over £37,000 for local charities (in just over one year).

"We have also raised £6,800 for the amazing Critical Care team at Arrowe Park Hospital during the COVID-19 crisis. This is the same team that saved my life in April 2019.

"This was so fulfilling as I will always be forever grateful for the amazing care and support they gave me.

"With this money raised, we will give each member of the team a £50 voucher and a thank you from card from TeamDDB."

Victoria Burrows, head of fundraising for the Trust and WUTH Charity, said: "I'd like to say a huge thank you to Danny and Team DDB for their generous gift for the critical care team.

"We are very grateful to be chosen by Danny to benefit from his amazing fundraising efforts."

For the Critical Care team at Arrowe Park Hospital from WUTH the gift vouchers were a lovely surprise.

Nadine Weeks, lead nurse for critical care at Arrowe Park Hospital, said: "The Critical Care team are so grateful for the gift vouchers raised by Danny and Team DDB.

"We were even happier to see him recently looking so well and wish him all the best with his ongoing treatment."