Lisa Maffia’s mother was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and the former So Solid star has been fundraising to raise money and awareness for cancer research ever since.

But it was an episode of last night’s EastEnders that took Lisa back to the moment her mother was diagnosed. The All Over singer told her followers on Twitter that the words of EastEnders actress Lauren Branning were similar to the things she said to her mother.

Lisa participated in this year’s Race For Life raising £3,575.00, speaking about her mother’s battle she said

It’s made me realise how precious life is… Thinking about the possibility of losing my mum has shown me how important a charity like Cancer Research is and how important events such as Race For Life are.

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