A MUM whose son and husband have both survived cancer is starring in Cancer Research UK’s new nationwide TV awareness campaign called ‘I Pledge’.

Linda Davies, of Sully, appears in a short film highlighting the charity’s commitment to life-saving research, which is possible thanks to people who leave gifts in wills.

The grandmother-of-three knows how crucial research is to accelerate progress and ensure more people survive.

“My son was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 26,” she said Linda. “He was about to get married and was going to be a father too.

“He had surgery a week before his wedding and went on honeymoon not knowing the type or severity of the cancer. That was 19 years ago and he and his wife now have two children.

“Since then, my dad died from cancer, and then my husband, Mike, was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. All three experiences are reasons we need to support research.

“After my son and husband were treated, I wanted to say ‘thank you’. They benefited from research and I want to help pass that gift on to others so that they can benefit too.”

The new campaign encourages people from all walks of life to leave something to help beat cancer for future generations.

For more info, visit: cruk.org/pledge