A 10-YEAR-OLD girl braving the shave to raise money for a cancer charity after she was born in between her mum's cancer treatment.

Nel Williams, who goes to Albert Primary School, was conceived when Kate William's was undergoing treatment for breast cancer - at a time when she was said to be clinically infertile.

The mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and was undergoing intensive chemotherapy when she found out she was pregnant with Nel, her third child.

At the time, the 47-year-old said she was worried about the consequences of going ahead with the pregnancy, but was informed by her consultant that there was no immediate danger to her life, so she decided to come off her treatment for the pregnancy.

Now, 10-year-old Nel has decided to raise as much money as possible for Velindre and is having her head shaved at the Velindre Cancer Centre today (THURS) at 11am.

Speaking about her daughter, Mrs Williams said: "She is absolutely amazing and is a stick of dynamite. This was all her own idea to do this and I am so proud of her.

"The reason Nellie is doing this because had it not been for cancer research and the consultant saying that it was safe to go ahead with the pregnancy, she would not be here at all."

Nel has raised more than £1,500 already and has already achieved her goal of £900. She will also be raising the money as her grandmother, Susie Beer has stage 4 breast cancer and is in the centre.

Mrs Williams said she is glad she decided to go through with the pregnancy, as there were no problems at all. And although Nel was born with one kidney, it is not an irregular occurrence for normal pregnancies.

The 47-year-old describes her daughter as "older than her years" and a "miracle".

"Her reasons for doing this are amazing as a 10-year-old," she said.

"The subject of cancer is very close to her heart and she wants to do all she can. It's wonderful."

To donate to Nel, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nel-williams