A YOUNG woman from Bromborough whose mum beat cancer has given up booze for a month to raise cash for charity.
Danielle Ward, who attended Prenton High School, took part in the Dryathlon, where people give up alcohol for January in aid of Cancer Research UK.
It is a cause close to the heart of the 25-year-old, after her mum, Steph, beat skin cancer over a decade ago.
Danielle, assistant manager at mobile phone shop 3 Store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, said: “This is a really personal cause for me. My mum was able to get through it because people have put money into researching.
“My mum was really down when she had cancer because she couldn’t work, she couldn’t go out.
“She’s not normally that type of person. She’s always outgoing and wanting to do things.
“We just supported her and helped her out, and just got through it. She recovered within six months so it was quite quick. The doctors were able to catch it early.
“If taking part in the Dryathlon helps people for treatment and care in the future then it’s a good thing. It’s not much to give up alcohol for a month if it helps people.
Danielle was joined on the Dryathlon by work colleague Gawain Rogers.
The 23-year-old sales assistant originally said he would take part in the Dryathlon as a joke.