A MUM is urging people to step  out and support a good cause.  

Hannah Maciver, of Shocklach, is  walking 20 miles in this year’s Breast  Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk at  Cholmondeley Castle on June 9.   The mum-of-three raised more than  £7,000 for last year’s event and is  calling on other fundraisers to step  up and join in to help raise vital  funds for the charity.  

Hannah, 41, said: “I was diagnosed  with breast cancer in May 2010, had a  mastectomy in  June 2010, and  started five  months of chemotherapy in July  2010.   

“Following  chemo I had daily radiotherapy for  five weeks and finished my treatment  just before Christmas 2010.   

“Throughout this time the support  I received from the Breast Care Team  at the Countess of Chester Hospital  was outstanding and has been ever  since.   

“I also received a lot of support from  Breast Cancer Care through its leaflets and online advice – all of which  was invaluable and helped me  through a really tough time.”  

Hannah, a practice nurse, said family support was key throughout her  treatment.  

She said: “My husband, family and  friends were all just amazing and I  will never be able to thank them  enough for all their love, friendship,  laughter and support.”   A year on from diagnosis and Hannah felt she was ready to give  something back.  

She said: “The Pink Ribbonwalk, in  aid of Breast Cancer Care, at Cholmondeley Castle came at just the  right time.   

“Team Star was formed out of close  friends and family and together we  walked the 10-mile  route and raised  more than £7,000  for Breast Cancer  Care. 

“It was a fantastic event in beautiful countryside and something I  will never forget.

“As a team we achieved so much  and it was very special and emotional  to be able to do that with those who  have been by your side during difficult times.” Hannah will never forget the help  and advice she received. She said:  

“If I can give a little back  by raising some funds each year for  them to use to help others who are  diagnosed with breast cancer that  means a great deal.

“This year I’ll be doing the 20 mile  walk with a team of girlfriends and  I’m really excited about it. “Please come and join us for what  promises to be a great day and a great  challenge – all for a great cause!”