A WHITBY teenager who battled cancer is throwing her weight behind a new charity campaign.
Jade Basnett, 14, and her mum Mandy are supporting Chester’s Dee 106.3FM’s Bring A Pound To Work Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2004, Jade was so seriously ill that at one stage she was given only three hours to live.
After having chemotherapy she suffered two strokes and went into Alder Hey Hospital where medics said her chances of survival were reduced.
She managed to pull through and after finishing her treatment Jade is about to sit her GCSEs.
Her mum, who manages The Body Shop in Chester, has enlisted the support of all the other regional branches for the event, in which staff across Ellesmere Port and Cheshire are asked to take an extra £1 to work on March 26.
Mandy and Jade have recorded some audio for Dee 106.3 to tell their story, which has been broadcast across the North West to promote the event.
The radio station is just one of nearly 1,000 companies from the region which have signed up to support the event, and it aims to raise more than £3,000 by persuading listeners to get involved live on air both before and on the day.
Aimee Scally, community fundraiser for Macmillan, said: “We are funded from 99% voluntary donations so events like Pound to Work days enable us to continue our work in providing practical, medical, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer.
“One in three people will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives so please sign up for Pound to Work Day and help us to support them.”
To get involved, call 01925 846 740 or visit www.dee1063.com for more information.