A Beighton woman was so touched by a Sheffield children’s Cancer charity after they looked after her son who was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child, that she is aiming to raise £10,000.

PACT (The Parents Association of Children Tumours and Leukaemia) receives no government funding and relies solely on public donations.

Diane Hallewell, 60, from Beighton, said: “PACT are very close to my families heart as 10 years ago my son was diagnosed with Leukaemia.

“We got through it with the help from the charity, they were honestly brilliant.

“The staff would always make sure I had something to eat and would regularly go around the wards taking lunch orders from families, as they know that this is the last thing you think about when your child’s unwell.”

Whilst Diane’s son was receiving treatment in hospital the charity arranged a caravan holiday for the family to Filey.

PACT  have two holiday caravan’s for families, one in Filey and the other in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

The charity also offers a house within the grounds of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital for families, offering accommodation if they don’t live locally.

Three years ago, Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer but despite all this she still kept on raising much needed funds for PACT.

In regards to her health now, Diane added: “I am doing very well today.”

Diane Today has currently raised £5,500, she regularly hosts charity fundraising events in the community including casino nights, Halloween events and fashion shows.

In September, Diane took part in a skydive to raise more funds, which Diane said was ‘the best thing she’s done so far’ when asked what her favourite charity event was.

Diane added: “The skydive was amazing, the best thing I have done I enjoyed it from start to finish.”

You can find out more about upcoming events and donate on Diane’s Facebook page here