A MOTHER and daughter are looking forward to making precious memories on a dream girly trip to London.

Cancer patient Jen Beaumont and her nine-year-old Sophie will travel to the capital in May to see a West End show, thanks to the Bishop Auckland-based charity Angel Trust.

Charity ambassador and TV personality Scarlett Moffatt visited the pair, along with Mrs Beaumont's husband Stuart and 11-month-old son Jack, at their Bishop Auckland home yesterday.

Mrs Beaumont was diagnosed with breast cancer last April, whilst 38 weeks pregnant with Jack.

After chemotherapy and a mastectomy, and about to start radiotherapy, a CT scan revealed the treatment had not stopped the cancer from spreading.

In November, Mr and Mrs Beaumont were given the devastating news that her condition was terminal.

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"The prognosis isn't good, one to two years.

"But I put it to one side, I decided we had to do Christmas and I'd think about it after that.

"We told Sophie in January and just decided I need to do all those things I said I'd do when they were bigger, but do them now.

"I don't want to put things off, I want to make memories for the family.

"I want to do girly things with Sophie, really go and enjoy ourselves."

While in London, they will stay in a nice hotel close to the Novello Theatre, where they will watch the musical Mamma Mia! featuring the music of Abba.

Mrs Beaumont, a project manager for a pensions company in Darlington, said: "I'm on the sick and Stuart is on parental leave so the money is not great.

"The charity and school doing this really means a lot, it is nice to know people care and it will mean we can go and not worry about every penny.

"Sophie can go to the theatre, get a programme and an ice-cream if she wants."

The family was nominated for the treat by Escomb Primary School, where Sophie is in year four.

Around 30 school staff and families will do a sponsored walk between Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland this weekend, to raise spending money for the trip.

Headteacher Wendy Gill said: "When one of our families is going through a tough time, we try to help. We want Sophie and her mam to make special memories.

"School isn't just about lessons, we want to make good citizens and promote an empathy in school.

"We really hope they have an amazing time."

Miss Moffatt said: "The charity Angel Trust was created to help and benefit people in our community and any little thing I can do to help to achieve that, I will."

Clair McGregor, who runs the Trust, said the charity has a strong relationship with the school.

"They've supported us from the being, we've done assemblies there and built this bond.

"Angel Trust is all about local people helping us so we can help them, so it was lovely to be able to do this for Jen and Sophie after Mrs Gill got in touch."