A WIRRAL mum-of-two who was diagnosed with terminal cancer is hosting a Macmillan coffee morning to beat last year's target of £3,410.

Ruth Johnson, 40, from West Kirby was diagnosed with non-acute palate liver cancer in October 2015 and given 12 months to live.

Now, two years on, Ruth is determined to keep raising cash for the Macmillan nurses who have supported her by holding coffee mornings at the Ridger in West Kirby.

Speaking about her latest morning on Friday, September 29 she told the Globe: "We had a coffee morning last year and raised around £3,410.

"I've had a lot of support from friends and family over the last two years.

"This could be the last one I organise, I'm living on borrowed time now.

"I'd like to thank everyone at the Ridger for helping me again this year.

"The staff will also be working for nothing and tea and coffee has been donated for free.

"I'm hoping this will be the best one yet."

The coffee morning will start from 11am until 3pm at the Ridger, West Kirby and will have a bouncy castle for children.

For more details on how to get involved, visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk