A WOMAN who was treated for cancer has donated £750 she won in a competition to the unit that treated her.

Diane Laverick, 59, of Trimdon Grange, County Durham, chose to give the cash to the Endeavour Unit at James Cook Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

She said: “I have been in remission for 18 months now. I won the cash through a Facebook competition run by businessman Kiran Kanji, who is the chief executive of Lloydsquare and KPK Marketing.

“I had to nominate a charity and the reasons why I wanted them to get the donation.

“After being diagnosed with cancers I had 27 radium treatments and five chemotherapies over a month. I wanted to make a donation to the Endeavour Unit and the staff that were so good to me.

"I cannot fault them in any way shape or form. They have gone the extra mile.

"I want to specially mention clinical oncology consultant Dr Darren Leaming, wh0 has been so good to me.

"When I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, I thought the worst and they I was dying. I am one of the lucky ones. It looks like the treatment is working."

She added: “I am really grateful to Mr Kanji for the donation and for travelling all the way from Manchester to hand it over personally to Dr Leaming. I was not able to be there on the day, but was represented by my partner Michael Finnigan.”