Mum dresses as a chicken for cancer

Fiona's daughter Megan lost her battle with the disease 12 months ago. During her treatment she put together a guide to coping with the illness 'My Name is Not Cancer' Her Mum now wants to carry on with Megan's message, spreading it all over the UK.

The Wrexham Mum has been up and down the country all month in a bid to raise awareness of all types of the illness. She's also been handing out copies of Megan's work to various organisations, she says to make sure other patients don't get lost when their diagnosed.

Fiona told Heart 'I don't know if Megan ever thought her writing would be published, we all thought she would beat the disease and go back to her university studies. She wanted to go into cancer research'

Her challenge will finish this Saturday (30th of July) with a free fall jump off a 107 ft pole in the Conwy Valley, dressed in her chicken suit.

She's revealed to Heart News she thinks it's more important now than ever for the profile of cancer charities to remain in the public domain. 'The economy is really struggling and the organisations will continue but they are dependent on the goodwill of the public'

But will she put on her chicken suit again? Fiona told us 'Maybe not every month, perhaps I'll make it an annual event!'

Manchester Arena Bomb Mental Health Unit For Bombing Victims

The Manchester Resilience Hub will be focused on helping people directly affected by the terror attack such as those at the Ariana Grande concert, immediate family members and emergency responders.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Toby Anstis

10am - 1pm

Email the show

Text 82122

Toby Anstis

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart North West.

Follow Heart on Twitter