KIND colleagues are raising cash in a bid to send a dad-of-two with an incurable brain tumour to Disneyland with his family.

Stephen Daniels' co-workers at software company Kallidus were devastated to learn of the Swindon man's diagnosis and wanted to help him create lasting memories with his wife and two daughters, aged nine and 11.

The 41-year-old started working for the Cirencester-based company on the first day of lockdown in March 2020. 

He was thriving in his new job but his health took a sudden turn for the worse in May this year when he collapsed at home. 

He was initially diagnosed with epilepsy but after further tests he was told in September that he had Stage 4 brain cancer. 

Kallidus’s chief revenue officer Philip Pyle said: “Stephen’s always liked theme parks and Harry Potter and that sort of thing so we thought sending them to Disneyland Paris seemed like an attractive idea.

“Obviously he can choose where he wants to go with the money we’re raising when he’s finished radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

“He’s a very family-orientated man so our hope and ambition is that the radiotherapy and chemotherapy is successful and that he has more time with his family.”

Before his illness, Stephen was instrumental in hiring a new team in his role as group marketing manager.

Philip added: “He’s a really good leader because he’s always focused on other people’s needs and putting other people first.

“Everyone was distraught when they found out and in complete shock that it happened to Stephen.

“Hiring that brand new team means that you create bonds with those people so they were incredibly upset.”

Stephen has had an operation to remove the brain tumour but surgeons were not able to remove all of it.

Despite the grim prognosis, Stephen has maintained a positive outlook.

Philip added: “His positive attitude is one of the reasons we hired him and that’s always been his way. He’s just got this can-do attitude.”

The Kallidus team have so far raised £800 towards their £2,000 target.

To find the fundraiser and donate, visit the GoFundMe page.