THE latest chapter in a Corwen cancer survivor's mission to give back to Macmillan Cancer Support takes place this weekend.

Ali Alcock, 43, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015 and endured a five-month battle.

Through it all, Macmillan were there for her, and ever since she has been raising money to give back to the charity.

Over the years, Ali has collected more than £20,000 for the charity - including nearly £3,000 raised during a skydive just last year.

This coming weekend, an art exhibition will be held to help Ali give back even more funds to the charity she holds so close to her heart.

It will take place between 10am and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday at the Vintage Home Style Emporium, Phoenix House in Corwen.

Carole Derbyshire-Styles of the Vintage Home Styles Emporium has sponsored the event.

Commenting ahead of the event, Ali, who is a social worker for Denbighshire County Council, said: "I have eight artists in total now who have donated amazing art work to not only display but to be sold with all money going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

"This came about when my Macmillan Nurse from six years ago put a lovely lady who is undergoing treatment at the moment in touch with me. They wanted to donate some of her husband's art work to Macmillan.

"I put this on my Facebook page and it triggered another artist to contact me who wanted to donate pieces of their work so I thought I had enough to show this in an exhibition and get people to come along.

"As my plan started taking shape I asked a few other artists that I knew and they all without hesitation agreed to donate. Their work is amazing and I know have over 70 pieces in total!"

This year has already been Ali's most successful in terms of fundraising, with around £9,000 already collected for Macmillan.

A huge £5,000 donation made by Carole Williams of Ifor Williams Ltd went a long way towards boosting the total sum. Ifor Williams have also agreed to sponsor a Wing Walk which Ali has coming up later this year.

She added: "My annual target is usually £5,000 but this year has benen even more poignant due to my cousin having been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in January, as well as my Dads recent battle so I had pledged to double it.

"Now thanks to Carole Williams of Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd I won’t just double it I could potentially treble it as I still have another five events to come."

Ali has also recently done a Miles for Macmillan Hike, raising £1,000, as well as quiz nights, Facebook competitions and more as she continues her fundraising drive for Macmillan.