A WIRRAL charity that supports more than 15,000 people living with cancer is thanking fundraisers for raising £100,000 so far this year.

Maggie's Merseyside relies solely on donations from supporters and say that their help allows them to keep Maggie's doors open.

Centre head Kathy Wright told the Globe: "We are continuously overwhelmed by the incredible support we receive.

"Whether its people taking on challenges for us or making a donation or leaving a gift in their will, it’s always greatly appreciated.

"We provide support to more 15,000 people each year affected by cancer along with their friends and family and we need your help to continuous this vital support.”

Built in the grounds of Clatterbridge Hospital, Maggie's has qualified professionals on hand to offer support to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Just last week Brett Westcott took on one of the world's biggest inflatable courses for the charity at Chester Racecourse.

He said: "I lost my mum at 19 to breast cancer, it was huge loss to our family and I’m not ashamed to say I was a mummy’s boy always by her side.

"I never needed or wanted for anything, I still miss her terribly.

"To see my mum go through chemotherapy and sit with her wasn’t my ideal idea of spending time with her but she was a strong women and I really thought she would beat it but unfortunately not this time.

"11 years later I was diagnosed with testicular cancer which after time spread to a lymph node in my back which meant I needed major surgery at Broadgreen.

"When my GP told me about my diagnosis I laughed and told her ‘I already knew.’ She couldn’t believe that I laughed and she’d built herself up all day to tell me the news.

"I think I was in shock, I laughed as I walked away, from there I thought of my kids lives, everything possible to think of I thought it.

"I accepted that death might have me but I also knew I had to be like my mum and fight this for my kids.

"To see them grow and have their life enjoyments. I’m not a perfect person I have flaws and have made mistakes but this wasn’t my doing and I wasn’t going to let it win.

"I had great people around me, my partner at the time was an amazing help as much as I felt like a burden on her and my kids. My friends we’re great, it was their banter and love that got me through it.

"When the opportunity arose for me to raise money I knew I wanted to do it for Maggie’s Merseyside.

"To show appreciation to the people who helped me and for the families that haven’t been as luck as me. Who have lost lives or still trying to overcome cancer.

"If it wasn’t for my mum going through it I don’t think I would have had the experience to try and deal with it all but I did and I’m proud and honoured to have such a good base of people and a great place at Maggie’s Merseyside, Clatterbridge and Broadgreen."