Cancer patient Hayley starts charity

Wellingborough woman Hayley Mitchell was first diagnosed with incurable cancer at the age of 25. When she couldn't find the information and support she wanted she decided to set up a charity to help other sufferers.

'My Lady Humps' was set up by Hayley to provide information about cancer in plain English to sufferers and their friends and family. It also allows people to get in touch with each other for support and advice

Since she was diagnosed with cancer in October 2009 Hayley's been working hard to help other cancer sufferers, setting up the My Lady Humps website and Facebook group, as well as organising charity events to raise money for various cancer charities such as Cancer Research UK and Macmillan.

She's also hoping to give some of the money raised to local hospitals to help make their cancer wards feel more homely. The money would go towards things like buying pictures for the walls and more homely furniture.

In order to become a fully registered and recognised charity, Hayley needs to raise £5,000 to get her charity number. Her first fundraising event takes place on Friday 23rd April at Wellingborough Bowling Alley. Some of the activities taking place include 12-hour bowling, face painting, a silent auction, and professional drum lessons.

Heart's Holly Hudson spoke to Hayley about her diagnosis and her reasons for starting My Lady Humps. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.