A Chelmsford man is fundraising to pay for the first UK research into a rare form of cancer after his wife died from the disease in October 2016.
Sharon Dunster was diagnosed with Mucosal melanoma, a rare cancer on the glands which produce mucas. She died within a year of being diagnosed.
The Sharon Dunster Foundation has been set up by husband Steve in order to try and find answers to the questions that could have saved Sharon's life.
At the moment the condition is so rare that specialists around the world don't know what causes it or how to treat it.
Sharon had been treated for the condition and went through an operation that removed a tumour, but it came back more aggressively.
Ever since Sharon's funeral Steve has been raising money in order to fund a young doctor to put three years of research into the disease for her PhD at a total cost of £90,000.
Medical experts say the money raised for rare cancers like this is vital, as they are not often funded.
Steve hopes that the money raised will mean others in the future have a better chance of surviving thanks to the research gained from this three year PhD study.