A WIGAN woman is raising cash to fund treatment for her mum who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Jenna Edgar, from Hindley Green, is organising a charity walk after mum Lynn Aspey made the heartbreaking discovery that she has breast cancer.
Jenna, 21, is bringing together friends and family for a three-mile fancy dress walk on Saturday, July 3, as she aims to raise around £1,000 for her mum’s treatment and Cancer Research.
Lynn, 46, said: “When it happens in your family, it really hits home the effect cancer can have.
“My diagnosis came out of the blue. I found a lump and went to the doctors to get it checked out. It was a real shock to the system.
“I’m so proud of Jenna. She’s been putting up posters in pubs all around the area with help from her friends.
“Cancer Research is a fantastic cause so I hope we can make the walk a big success.”
Lynn, of Baycliff Close, Hindley Green, lives with husband Keith, 47, and sons Scott, eight, and 13-year-old Bradley.
Jenna, who has a 16-month old daughter called Darcey, has been organising the walk with a group of friends, including best friend Amy Green, 21.
Some of the money raised by the walk will be used for Lynn’s treatment while the rest will be donated to Cancer Research.
Lynn has now started a two-year course of treatment which includes chemotherapy.
Daughter Jenna was also inspired by Lynn’s sister Margaret Montague, who died in September after battling throat cancer. She was 51.
Cancer Research is the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to research into the illness.
The charity supports studies into all aspects of cancer through scientific research.
The walkers will meet at the Spinners Arms pub, in Castle Hill Road, Hindley on Saturday at 10.45am to begin their trek.