A SALISBURY teenager whose mum is fighting a rare form of cancer has been inspired to raise thousands of pounds to help fund further research into the disease.

Alannah Smigielska-Phillips is holding a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday at St Michaels Church.

The money raised will go to hospital charity PLANETS which is for pancreatic, liver, biliary and neuroendocrine tumours.

Her mum Louisa has been battling a rare form of cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and has inspired the teenager to continue her fundraising efforts.

"My mum is the biggest inspiration for me to do this," said the 15-year-old. "She has not let it [the cancer] stop her from being herself."

In August 2015, Alannah’s mum was diagnosed with cancer and underwent major surgery to treat it. But the family recently received the devastating news that the cancer had returned.

Alannah has started a crowdfunding page to raise £3,000 for PLANET.

She said: “This money will help better research and fund a cure for these cancers.”

Alannah is no stranger to fund raising and previously chopped 12 inches of her strawberry blond hair to raise money for PLANETS. She also donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss from cancer.

Alannah has organised the event herself.

Her dad Andy said: "I am so proud of what she has done. Alannah has not stopped. She has blown me and her mum away."

During the coffee morning there will be a chance for people to get their hands on some special raffle prizes including a signed photograph of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, vouchers for restaurants, as well as donated items from Porche, Lulu Guinness, Charlie Bear, Thruxton tickets and more.

Alannah and her family have been overwhelmed by the support from the business community especially in the Salisbury area and thanked everyone who has donated raffle prizes for the event.

The coffee morning runs from 10am until 2pm.

Anyone wishing to donate go to justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alannah-smigielska-phillips