JULES Peters is approaching the end of her cancer journey with a vow to revamp treatment in North Wales.

Before flying out to New York with husband Mike and their band The Alarm for The Gathering NYC, Jules stopped by Ysbyty Gwynedd to present a cheque for £10,000 towards purchasing cancer localisation technology on behalf of the Dyserth couple's charity, Love Hope Strength.

The donation, which was raised through the 2018 ZipRoc music festival, is their first towards improving breast cancer from a staggering £350,000 raised towards cancer services through their By Your Side Campaign, as a thank you to the care they received from the NHS.

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Mike, Jules and The Alarm 'family' at ZipRoc 2018

Speaking to The Journal, Jules said: "In July it will be three years from the start of my cancer journey, but I've still got a way to go before I'm back to where I was before my diagnosis.

"But right now, I'm just grateful to be alive and just have a normal day, but I'm massively conscious something could happen to me or Mike's leukaemia any day. Touch wood, Mike and I have been cut free from hospital visits and can start to focus on dream building.

"We are incredibly lucky to have this group of people in North Wales and I feel very passionate about fundraising to help them to continue to improve their service.

“I’m thrilled to hear that the funds donated through our Love Hope Strength Foundation will go towards helping other women who are coming into hospital for their breast surgery."

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The Alarm at this year's Gathering in Llandudno. Picture: MPO/ Stuart Ling/ Andy Labrow

In addition to the new technology - which involves using magnetic markers to detect tumours days before a breast lumpectomy - Jules' wishlist includes working with her surgeon Mr Ilyas Khattak, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd to improve the patient experience at hospitals such as Llandudno with donations for new equipment and facilities.

Jules is also currently a vocal advocate for dispelling myths around the use of cold caps during chemotherapy, which can help women keep their hair during treatment, and is working with Huddersfield manufacturer Paxman Scalp Cooling.

Jules added: "I was so lucky with Mike, because he's such a positive person, that I always had the mindset where I was planning my life beyond cancer. I just want to dispel the stigma for something that can help women do the same.

"Keeping your hair, your crowning glory means women can still look in the mirror and feel normal, feminine - it's so powerful. For me, I just wanted to look normal for my sons Dylan and Evan."

The use of the cold cap is one of the many bits of advice Jules is able to give from experience to the many women who contact her for support following diagnosis.

Since Jules was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, her story has inspired thousands of women going through their own battles with the disease.

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Jules has started the year as she means to go on and enjoying her good health. Picture: MPO/ Stuart Ling/ Andy Labrow

Jules said: "A lot of my journey now is helping other women who are living with cancer, my inbox is absolutely overflowing with people, men included, looking for advice.

"I try to slot in some time every day to speak to people, because I think it so important when you're in that situation to walk in the footsteps of someone who has walked that path.

"When Mike was diagnosed I was only 29, I desperately wanted was to find someone who had been through it and and was alright, and even if I can't offer a happy ending I can do that."

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and wishes to contact Jules can do so via alarmcalling@mac.com.

ZipRoc 2019 will be held at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda on June 15, for more information visit zipworld.co.uk.