A BRIDGWATER-BASED motorcycle club has helped raise more than £2,000 to help one of their founding members in his battle against cancer.

Matt Webb, who is just 28 years old, was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer and his brother Joey, leader of the Hoonigans Motorcycle Club, organised a special fundraising event to help him.

In August this year, having gone for a routine chest x-ray, Matt was diagnosed with form of stage four cancer, known as metastatic adenocarcinoma, suspected of the thymus and which had spread to the lymph nodes.

Mr Webb said: "Myself and all the club members were just devastated by the news that Matt had been diagnosed with such a serious illness.

"We wanted to club together and do everything we can to ease the burden on him."

The Hoonigans held an auction at their new clubhouse based on the Springway Industrial Estate in Westonzoyland, along with a raffle and live music, with the evening raising a fantastic total of £2,420.

The total was boosted by a big donation of £700 from the Weston-super-Mare based Van Dieman Motorcycle Club.

Matthew lives in Axminster with his fiancé Kerstin and two-year-old son Jesse.

His family has launched a fundraising campaign for more specialist treatment, to allow Matthew to stay with them for as long and as comfortably as possible, without having to worry about work.

The Hoonigans Motorcycle Club has had a busy month, also carrying out their annual Halloween Candy Run.

On Thursday, October 31, the gang made their way to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton with dozens of donations of sweet treats for sick children who were in hospital over Halloween and unable to enjoy the festivities at home.