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Brave Hannah fronts up cancer campaign

A SOLIHULL schoolgirl who has beaten cancer is starring in a thought provoking nationwide poster campaign promoting Cancer Research UK.

A SOLIHULL schoolgirl who has beaten cancer is starring in a thought provoking nationwide poster campaign promoting Cancer Research UK.

A series of striking posters featuring 10-year-old Hannah Maddock focus on the fact that while more and more people are surviving cancer, not everyone has a positive outcome.

The posters will be displayed throughout all 590 of Cancer Research UK’s shops in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and will be seen by tens of thousands of customers.

A variety of faces stare out from the poster – young and old and from all backgrounds – representing the 300,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.

Hannah, from St Augustine’s School, was was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2005 at the age of six and has been successfully treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Despite undergoing chemotherapy treatment Hannah, pictured, continued to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, taking part in Race for Life and even writing a cookery book.

Last year she was awarded a Cancer Research UK Little Star Award in recognition of her courage and determination.

Hannah’s mum Kate, said: “We will never forget the extremely bad day when we were told Hannah had cancer. Yet thanks to the work of Cancer Research UK, she’s still here today.”

In the West Midlands region alone 25,900 people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

* To find out more about supporting Cancer Research UK visit www.cancerresearchuk.org

 

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