A DUNFERMLINE man with terminal cancer has married his long-term partner just two weeks after a fundraising campaign was launched by his big-hearted neighbours.

Gary Leslie, 56, received the devastating news that he had terminal oesophagus cancer in April after feeling ill and losing over four stones since the start of the year.

On Monday, he and partner Roberta – who he has been with for 40 years – tied the knot at Dunfermline City Chambers just days after starting his first bout of chemotherapy.

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The nuptials came after over £3,700 was raised to help foot the wedding bill and kit out a man shed for Gary to relax in.

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Next door neighbour Maxeen Smith, who is one of those who has being trying to help, said it was an emotional occasion on Monday.

"It was lovely. Gary was a bit emotional when they were reading the vows," she said. "He was in hospital from Thursday so we were worried it wasn't going to happen. He got out on Saturday and had to rush on Sunday to go and get a suit.

"We didn't know how many people were going to turn up to the wedding as it was too short notice to send invitations so Gary was just saying to people, if you want to come down, just come.

"I think there was about 40 came, maybe more then about 30 came back to the house. We had decorated the garden and it went on until about 10pm."

Kind hearted friends and local businesses had stepped into help with people offering a range of services including providing flowers, doing Roberta's hair and nails, donating a wedding car and playing the bagpipes.

"One of the neighbour's mother-in-law does flowers so she did the wedding bouquet and the corsages which were beautiful," added Maxeen.

"We had Lollipop Lane did event stuff, they had a big sign with a big balloon arch and we had a Prosecco ladder with Prosecco glasses. Dean Sanders came and played which they didn't know about and he has a pizza business and brought a van up.

"We had Kelly Donaldson do her hair and make up and someone came to do Roberta's nails. The wedding car came from EXZ Wedding Car hire who Gary knows.

"We have neighbours helping with his man shed. One is a joiner and doing all the woodwork, another had painted it. Everyone has been amazing."

Gary, who during his career in security has worked on the door of Johnson's nightclub, at Havelock, Amazon and latterly at Broomhead Flats, told the Press earlier this month that he has been trying to stay positive since his diagnosis.

"I have been through cancer before and clear of that but it is just the devastation of knowing it is terminal," he said. "I am just trying to come to terms with it. You have just got to persevere and get on with it."