Mum battling breast cancer gets her neighbours together to raise cash for charity

Danielle Allinson holding street party and fun day for  charity. Danielle Allinson (centre) with daughters Karen (left) and Kylie (right).
Danielle Allinson holding street party and fun day for charity. Danielle Allinson (centre) with daughters Karen (left) and Kylie (right).

A mum-of-five from Halifax who is battling breast cancer rallied her neighbours for a street party to raise money for charity.

Danielle Allinson, from Ovenden, was diagnosed with the condition in April.

The 39-year-old discovered a lump while in the bath, but thought it was just a cyst or fatty tissue.

She also thought it felt quite small but, because of where it was, it was significantly bigger.

She went to her GP and was referred to a consultant at Calderdale Royal Hospital where she was told she had breast cancer.

“It’s hard to explain how I felt,” she said,

“It was awful. Everything from my life went in front of me.

“I was thinking ‘how am I going to explain this to my children?’”

Danielle’s children are 22-year-old Kylie, 21-year-old Karen, 18-year-old Scott, 16-year-old Luke and 14-year-old Joseph.

She underwent an operation to remove the tumour in May and is now receiving chemotherapy.

She said she wanted to say thank you for all the support that everyone has given her and to give something back to a breast cancer charity, so she organised a street party.

She said she had a great response from people who live near her and Cross Fold, where she lives, was filled with stalls, games and people enjoying the festivities.