A FAMILIAR face to many around the streets of Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn is looking for help to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

PC Diane Williams has been the Cardigan South Neighbourhood Policing officer for the past few years.

But she has been facing her own personal battle in the past few months as she looks to recover from breast cancer.

And now, as a way of saying thank you to the people who have helped her and to raise awareness of the disease, she is holding an afternoon tea event at Eglwyswrw old school next month.

“A lot of people in the community know me but have not seen me around for the last few months,” said Diane.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of November 2017 and am still off work recovering but am looking to return next month.

“I am holding an afternoon tea day to raise money for Breast Cancer Care on Saturday, July 21 and would like as many people to help out as possible.

“If anyone can donate anything for the raffle or help out in any way, no matter how small, I would be very grateful.

“At the moment I cannot do the Race for Life or one of the walks, so this is my way of trying to do something to help others.

“There will be information given out about breast cancer at the tea and if anyone wants to talk to me or ask questions, I will be happy to chat to them.”

Diane, who has been undergoing treatment at Withybush Hospital, is keen for people to see their doctor if they have any concerns over their health.

“I did not have the typical symptoms that you see in the book but I knew something was wrong,” she said.

“I want to help raise awareness and if people are in any doubt, they should get checked out, which I am so glad I did.

“The care I have received has been fantastic and if this makes a difference to just one person, I will be delighted and all the money raised will all be going to a good cause.”

Anyone who can help with a donation for the afternoon tea, between 1pm-3pm, can contact Diane on 07399 455146.