A SELFLESS mother and daughter have been on a fundraising mission throughout April to raise vital money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Nikki Ladd, from Reading, was joined by her eight-year-old daughter Lexie, and together they managed to raised an impressive £255.

Nikki, who is suffering from pancreatitis herself, organised a Pyjamas for PanCan fundraising day at Lexie's school, Knowl Hill C of E academy on Friday April 26.

The fundraising day included a cake sale and a silent auction, which has had many generous donations from local businesses.

Nikki has also been placing donation boxes around her town in local businesses to raise awareness and extra funds.

Pyjamas for PanCan is a fundraising activity organised by Pancreatic Cancer Action, which encourages people to wear their pyjamas to work or school to help raise awareness of the disease.

Pancreatic cancer is the UK's fifth biggest cancer killer.

The survival rate is under 7 per cent, which is the lowest of any cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.

The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes and launch national awareness campaigns.

To find out more visit the website.

Nikki said she would like to thank all the generous donations of the local businesses, which include: The Handmade Cake Company, Seiko HQ maidenhead, Stubbings Nursery, Beauty by Natalie Floyd, Emily es.sports massage, Vintage Chic Berkshire, Ladds Garden Centre, Jungle Mania, Sophie Deane and Tesco.