Hospital staff surprise cancer survivor after he raised £150,000 to repay the NHS for his life-saving treatment

NHS staff at a hospital in Sheffield have surprised a cancer survivor with a party after he raised £150,000 to help children undergoing gruelling chemotherapy.

Andrew Davies spent six years fundraising for The Children's Hospital Charity after he had chemotherapy as a 13-year-old.

Speaking at the party an emotional Davies said: "Your day to day work and everything that you do, this achievement is as much your achievement as it is mine."

Davies was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in September 2012.

Davies during his treatment. Credit: ITV News

During his treatment he experienced sickness, hair loss, bleeding and spent 25 days in isolation after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

While being admitted in hospital he asked a nurse on the cancer ward how much his treatment cost and she replied "£150,000."

Davies then decided to raise the money as a way of saying thanks to the NHS staff who took care of him. More than 500 donations later he reached his target.

Davies took on several challenges including a 215-mile bike ride from Liverpool to Skegness. Credit: ITV News

To raise the money, Davies took on several physical challenges including a 215-mile bike ride from Liverpool to Skegness, which he completed with his brother in the summer.

Today several nurses and doctors gathered at the Sheffield hospital to surprise him with a party in honour of his fundraising skills.

Davies told the staff: "In reality if it wasn't for the service and care that I got from all of you guys, all those years ago now and your continued support, none of this would have happened in the first place.

The money will be evenly split between a new charity appeal to transform the ward which treated him and leukaemia research.