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Snow Patrol show support for singer's cancer fight

By Staff Reporter

Snow Patrol have taken to Twitter to send their best wishes to Greg Gilbert - the lead singer of British indie band The Delays - who has been diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer.

The 39-year-old's fiancee, Stacey, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise £100,000 for him to travel overseas to undergo urgent treatment she said was unavailable on the NHS.

The father-of-two received news of the devastating diagnosis on his youngest daughter's first birthday, and also learned that the cancer had spread to his lungs.

Snow Patrol tweeted: "Let's get one up on the big C for our lovely friend Greg."

The Northern Ireland rockers recently backed a fundraiser in memory of two Armagh teenagers who died just days apart, donating signed memorabilia for a special auction to raise money in their honour.

On the Go Fund Me campaign page, Stacey wrote: "To our horror Greg has been told that the NHS is limited in what they can do to save him.

"I cannot put into words the terror and shock of this moment."

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