Brave mum Michelle Price has been fighting a four-year battle with cancer but with the help of her seven-year-old son and his football team mates, she is hoping to beat the disease once and for all.

Young players from the Selsdon Eagles football club and their parents will be taking part in a five-mile sponsored walk to raise £6,000 to enable Michelle to have treatment at an alternative health centre in the Netherlands.

Michelle, 35, has had cancer in both breasts and is now living with bone cancer on her spine, right shoulder, neck, rib and pelvis. She has had a mastectomy, undergone months of chemotherapy and had her ovaries removed in a bid to stop the cancer advancing.

"I have treatment now to stop my body from producing oestrogen, because my cancer is hormone-based, and have had my ovaries removed, which means I am effectively going through the menopause."

However, since her diagnosis the determined mum-of-two has embarked on a radical lifestyle change which, she says, has improved her health. Following a strict vegan diet, using holistic therapy and having regular reiki healing sessions are all now a big part of Michelle's life.

She added: "I've become my own doctor and I've really noticed a difference."

l The Selsdon Eagles team and their parents will be taking part in the five-mile sponsored walk in Lloyd Park where the team meets every Tuesday to practise on June 11. To sponsor them, call Michelle on 07747 783273.