A MUM has come up with a sweet idea to give back to the cancer centre that helped her brother beat the disease and where her mother is due to begin treatment after a recent diagnosis.

Kristel Kemp, 41, has been baking non-stop as part of her 'Cakes Against Cancer' project.

The Barrow mum has made, sold and delivered hundreds of cupcakes and traybake slices, as well as savoury treats such as sausage rolls and picnic packs to raise money.

She has already raised over £1,000 for Rosemere Cancer Centre, south Cumbria and Lancashire’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

It was here that her brother Jamie Kemp, 46, was referred for chemotherapy after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2010.

Jamie, who runs Yarlside Stores in Barrow with his wife Michaela and their two sons, was given the all clear five years ago but now mum Wendy Kemp, who also lives in Barrow with husband Les, is to become a patient for a six-week course of daily radiotherapy following surgery for tonsil cancer.

Kristel said: “There’s nothing I hate more than cancer and nothing I love better than cake so ‘Cakes against Cancer’ is the perfect way for me to give something back for my brother’s treatment and the treatment my mum is about to undergo.

"It seems unfair that cancer has come knocking at my family’s door again but we are all rallying around mum and also, dad.

“My brother couldn’t speak highly enough of the treatment and care he received at Rosemere Cancer Centre and we are hoping mum’s experience will be equally positive.”

The mum of two added: I am so grateful to everyone who has bought my baking. I thought I’d be baking just for family and friends but so many people have shared my ‘Cakes Against Cancer’ story on social media that I have customers I don’t know and have never met before delivering their orders.”

To order see facebook.com/KKbakescakesagainstcancer