A former Fylde nurse who is in remission for cancer is attempting to raise money for in a bid to increase awareness of smear tests.
Lyndsey Farrell, 32, was diagnosed with cancer in February this year after missing a smear test due to being pregnant.
The 32-year-old care agency worker, from St Annes, is now planning a fund-raising event at the Carousel hotel in Blackpool on October 4.
She is hoping for any local businesses to donate prizes that could be auctioned off in the raffle.
After working as a nurse at Clifton Hospital for 14 years, Mrs Farrell is now part of a family-run private care agency which provides home care in Lytham and St Annes.
The event is being organised as part of a fun evening to both celebrate her road to recovery and to raise awareness.
Mrs Farrell said: “I would like to raise awareness. It’s important that people make sure they attend their checks regularly.
“Fortunately, I have been very lucky but it could have quite easily spread elsewhere.”
Family and friends have now been encouraged to get checked.
“Its reassuring to know since I have had the treatment, friends and family have said to me that they are going to get checked now,” she added.
“There’s no excuse to not go, it’s not a scary thing and over within minutes.”
The mother of two was full of praise for her five-year-old daughter, Amelia, who has provided great support for her mum since the shocking diagnosis.
“She has just been brilliant since February.
“I would love her to enjoy the night.
“I would be so happy if we could get prizes donated that will be of interest to the children too.”
The family has already helped raise more than £1,000 this year after competing in the Blackpool Fun Run for the Cervical Cancer Trust.
If anyone would like to contact the family to donate or sponsor the event then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.