A MUM of two who set up a crowd funding campaign to raise money for her daughter's futures after being diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer last year was overwhelmed with the amount of people who took part in her Mother Day's walk in Westbury last weekend.

More than 300 people took part in the 20km walk to raise money for the campaign, Lisa's Army as well as local hospice Dorothy House.

Lisa Wells, 32, from Frome set up Lisa’s Army to leave a lasting legacy for her daughters, five-year-old Ava-Lily, and five-month-old Saffia, to support them financially in the future. After giving birth to Saffia last October, she found out she had cancer and was told she may only have up to a year left with them and her husband, Dan.

She said: "The walk went amazingly well, everyone was in high spirits and the atmosphere was great.

"I was so pleased that around 300 people turned up to take part, around half of them were friends and family but the other half were members of the public who just wanted to show their support which is amazing.

"My biggest battle is not the chemo or the cancer I face, but that I wish to leave my girls a lasting legacy in my absence and help others in a similar position.

"I won’t get to see my girls reach the milestones every mother should such as helping to pick out their wedding dresses, celebrate their successes or keys to their first home.

"So instead I want to raise an army of friends, family and supporters to help carry them through those experiences and to know their mum did all of this in their name.

"My legacy will not be filled with sadness, but joy, laughter and love."

Sponsorship money, donations and bucket collections from the day are currently being added up.

Anne Montague, psychological support lead in the family support team at Dorothy House Hospice Care said: “Facing the loss of a loved one with a life limiting illness is a traumatic and confusing time for families and children.

“Our team are there to support parents, carers and patient’s children both pre and post bereavement.

“The hospice’s specialist children and young people’s therapists can spend time with parents to support them in the process of talking to and supporting their children or offer one to one work with children and young people who need our help.”

To find out more about Dorothy House's work with bereaved children, please visit www.dorothyhouse.org.uk.