A mum who lost her daughter to cancer six years ago has staged a successful fundraising day in her memory.

Amy Wilkinson, 46, of Anderton, Northwich, raised £1,000 for children’s cancer research charity Kidscan through a Shoecember appeal.

The charity challenge hit the target set by mother-of-four Amy after she and hundreds of others wore odd shoes in memory of her daughter Maddie, who died from a rare and aggressive form of cancer – Burkitt’s Lymphoma – aged just six.

Amy said: "I’d like to thank all the people who took part and urge more to get involved.

“The Shoecember idea was very simple and is a great way for people to get involved and raise money.

"I’d like Northwich Vics players and the local football and rugby teams to get behind this and put on odd boots and do some selfies. Let’s get other kids in the area inspired and help raise funds for a worthy cause in a fun way.”

Amy has already raised almost £12,500 for the charity, and boosted that total by £1,000 with her Shoecember day in December. She plans another one in mid-January to coincide with the seventh anniversary of Maddie’s death.

The totals raised included £350 by staff and pupils at St Bede’s Primary School in Weaverham, along with £17 from Mid Cheshire College, Hartford-based exercise group Fit Mums raised £150 and Bratts department store in Northwich raised a further £400.

Amy, a cosmetics sales assistant at Bratts, has pledged to make the total up to £1,000.

Anyone wishing to donate to the family’s online donations page can visit justgiving.com/maddiewilkinson or go to www.shoecember.org.