A mother with an incurable form of breast cancer is trying to raise money for charity whilst still living in fear of a terminal diagnosis.

Mary Huckle from Bush Hill Park raised £1,000 for charity, Breast Cancer Now, in Queens Annes Place, Enfield, last year.

Hoping to double the figure raised last year, the 53-year-old was joined by her children, Robert, 27, and twins Lauren and Ellie, 21, to raise money with a charity fundraiser, Wear it Pink, on Friday.

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Ms Huckle works as a personal trainer and has already beaten cancer twice, in 2007 and then again in 2014.

However, in January this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer that quickly spread through her body – this cancer is now incurable.

Donning pink wigs and clothes, 20 volunteers and the Enfield Mayor, Cllr Saray Karakus joined Ms Huckle to raise money.

Ms Huckle does not look physically ill and as long as she stays medicated she can live a relatively normal life.

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She said: “People see me and they don’t see breast cancer.

“On the outside, I look healthy and well, so the mental and physical ravages of the disease go unnoticed.

“However, on the inside I live with the fear of a terminal diagnosis.

“Day after day, I'm playing a game of Russian Roulette.

“Breast cancer isn’t pink and fluffy I know that, I live with it every day.

“But we wanted to make it fun for people to get involved.”

While out collecting money the volunteers were helped by a jazz band and a school choir from St Anne’s Catholic School in London Road who serenaded bystanders with songs.

Raffle tickets were also sold and a nearby café called Stantons Coffee Shop donated £1 for every ‘pink’ latte sold.

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Still counting the money raised, Ms Huckle is hoping to raise £2,000 this year.

She said: “I can’t really express how grateful I am for my family to get involved and for the businesses that helped donate to us.

“We want to say thank you with all the help that we were given and those who helped us on the day.

“We’re still counting the money.”