A Bridport woman who survived cancer as a teen and now works at the ward that treated her will be taking on 16 challenges to show that 'life does go on' after cancer.

Hannah Foote, from Bridport, faced months of intensive treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma 16 years ago when she was only 13.

Since then she has worked to help children going through what she did by becoming a healthcare assistant in the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester - the same ward that treated her.

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Now Hannah is taking on 16 challenges to mark 16 years since her remission to raise money for Sophie's Legacy and the Lexi May Trust.

Hannah said: "I always wanted to be in the medical field, but after being unwell it has shaped my career, I want to help people who are in the same situation that I was.

"I never thought I would get to five or ten years or 16 years - this is about proving and showing that life does go on after cancer."

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Hannah has already taken on the Lyme lunge with her mum, dressed as penguinsHannah has already taken on the Lyme lunge with her mum, dressed as penguins (Image: Hannah Foote)

Her remission fell on a leap year, and so she marks the occasion every four years.

The sixteen challenges include 100km hikes, sea swims and a half marathon, but Hannah says her next challenge, to shave her hair, is the one she finds most daunting.

She said: "I have lost my hair before, not by choice, so it is very nerve-wracking. It is the one I am dreading the most."

Hannah said the children she looks after are often worried about losing their hair. So she wants to show it isn't something to worry about, and not to care what people think. 

Hannah will be joined in solidarity by her mum, who shaved her head more than a decade ago when Hannah lost her hair during her illness. The pair's head shave will take place on the anniversary of her remission, on Thursday, February 29.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Hannah with her mum after shaving her head in solidarityHannah with her mum after shaving her head in solidarity (Image: Hannah Foote)

"I think it is amazing that charities are doing all this work. I wanted to give a little back and say thank you," Hannah said.

"I work on Kingfisher Ward and see first-hand how these charities help young people and their families and hope to raise awareness and funds for them."

If you would like to support Hannah, visit: www.justgiving.com/team/16challenge