A mum-of-two has been diagnosed with bowel cancer aged just 33.

Danielle Harker from Burnley received the devastating news in August 2021, after suffering for many years with Crohn's disease.

The diagnosis has changed her life dramatically, as Mrs Harker has had to battle with six rounds of chemotherapy after being told the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and her womb.

Pendleside Hospice has offered her treatment and counselling as support, and now, Mrs Harker's husband, Anthony, and Anthony's sister, Laura Doughty are taking on a skydive to try and raise money and awareness of the disease.

Mrs Doughty said: "Myself and my brother Anthony, are raising money by doing a joint sky dive for Pendleside Hospice due to Anthony’s wife Danielle being sadly diagnosed with bowel cancer in early August 2021.

"You hear stories of young people being diagnosed with cancer and your heart sinks, hoping you or your loved ones are never affected by this horrible life changing disease.

"Sadly our family has been.

"Danielle has struggled for many years with Crohn's disease, she’s the strongest person I know, so to get the news that this had now developed into bowel cancer was absolutely devastating.

"Her life has changed so dramatically, the things this beautiful young woman and her young family have had to go through is just simply not fair.

"She has two young babies, Shae and Arlo, a beautiful fur baby Caramac and my brother, her husband.

"Danielle is a beautiful 33-year-old, an amazing mummy and wife and this jump is for her."

The fundraising page was only set up at the beginning of the week, and has already smashed its £500 target, with Mrs Doughty and her brother increasing the target to try and raise more funds for the hospice.

Mrs Doughty added: "We hope to raise as much money as possible in representation of her strength through all the struggles and to give something back to an amazing charity.

"Please donate no matter how small, it’s all so greatly appreciated."

To donate, visit gofundme.com