A CORWEN cancer survivor is asking friends and family to ditch the Christmas cards in favour of donating to charity this Christmas.

Social worker Ali Alcock was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015, but has just recently celebrated four years of being given the all clear.

Throughout her five-month battle with cancer, Ali said she was grateful for the backing she received from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Since being given the all clear, she has been doing her bit to raise money for the organisation, mainly through charity nights, and return the favour.

This Christmas, Ali is appealing for people to donate further money for Macmillan, instead of sending her Christmas cards, and has so far raised more than £350.

She said: "From diagnosis to the all clear and beyond, I benefitted first hand from the invaluable support from Macmillan Cancer Support.

"They offer so many different sources of support from Nurses to rural buses to benefit support and much much more. However, in order for them to continue providing this support, they rely on fundraising.

"As the festive season starts,more and more people are opting not to send Christmas cards and instead donate to charity. Therefore, if anyone wishes to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support please feel free to use my just giving page - all of the money raised goes direct to Macmillan."

In 2017, Ali and a group of friends and family who had all been touched by cancer in some way, appeared in a naked calendar photoshoot to raise funds for the charity that supported her.

The calendar, along with two charity night events, went on to help raise well over £15,000.

To donate to her latest appeal, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alison-alcock1