A WIRRAL woman who received the devastating news that she has advanced cancer is encouraging more to sign up to Maggie's Culture Crawl later this month.

Jane Dabner, from Bebington, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and took part in last year's Culture Crawl in Liverpool.

Heartbreakingly Jane received the news that her secondary cancer has spread and that she is reaching the end of the line with treatments.

She is now encouraging more to sign up for the evening walk on Friday, September 27 to help raise cash for Maggie's Merseyside provide free support for people living with cancer.

Jane told the Globe: "The best way to describe being told you’ve got cancer is that somebody kidnaps you, takes you away and drops you in another country.

"You’ve got no map, you don’t know the language and somehow you’ve got try find your way home. Maggie’s helps you do that.

"Maggie’s Merseyside had just opened as I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. I found myself unceremoniously catapulted into a world that was terrifying and alien to me.

"Thank goodness Maggie’s were there to help me navigate my way through. As soon as I could I started fundraising for Maggie’s as I wanted others to be able to experience the tremendous support that they provide.

"This year my cancer returned and developed in to Metastatic breast cancer, Maggie’s have been there again for me whilst I’ve undergone palliative chemotherapy to slow down the cancer.

"One of the most enjoyable ways I have raised funds was to be part of a team of fabulous friends who took part in the amazing Culture Crawl last year.

"So much so, that despite receiving the devastating news that my secondary cancer has yet again spread and that we are reaching the end of the line with treatments.

"I will be using all my available energy to take part again this year and raising as much money as possible."

The event will allow goers to see Liverpool as they walk 10km and get exclusive night-time access to some of the city's best cultural landmarks.

It will set off this year on the Mersey Ferry and will visit the likes of the Metropolitan Cathedral, The World Museum, The Western Approaches, and the Botanical Gardens.

At each venue walkers will be treated to food, drink and will be entertained by the cities finest performance acts.

Kathy Wright, centre head at Maggie’s Merseyside said: "The Liverpool Culture Crawl is an opportunity for people to come together and walk for their own reasons.

"Whether it is in memory of a loved one, to celebrate the end of treatment or to support their family and friends.

"Every year the event gets bigger and better and all the funds raised are to support local people living with cancer.

"We are extremely grateful to everyone who has signed up to take part and we’d love to see more people join us.’’

To register for Maggie's Culture Crawl Liverpool visit www.maggiescentres.org/culturecrawl/find-event/culture-crawl-liverpool/

For more information about Maggie’s Culture Crawl Liverpool call 0151 334 4301 or email sasha.mathias@maggiescentres.org