VIDEO: Little girl asks Sheffield Wednesday fans to help keep her mummy alive

Haylet and Andy Kalinins with their four children - aged 15, 10, eight and five

Haylet and Andy Kalinins with their four children - aged 15, 10, eight and five

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A five-year-old girl is to ask Sheffield Wednesday fans for money to help keep her mum alive as they arrive at Hillsborough for tomorrow's game.

The youngster will be joined by an army of around 40 volunteers outside the football stadium to raise awareness of her mum Hayley Kalinins' fight for life.

Hayley, aged 35, who is married to Owls fitness coach Andy Kalinins, has secondary breast cancer and is receiving specialist treatment in a German clinic after the NHS said there was nothing else that could be done for her in the UK.

The mum-of-four, whose husband is tasked with keeping Sheffield Wednesday players fit, is on an immunotherapy treatment plan, which is designed to boost her body's natural defences to fight cancer.

Hayley, who has 79 gruelling rounds of chemotherapy in the UK before medics stopped her treatment, has raised around £150,000 so far for the treatment after launching an online appeal for help.

But the cash is running dry and she fears that unless she can complete the treatment plan she will die - leaving her four children without a mum.

She is due to make her ninth visit to the clinic next week and has a second scan booked in October to check her progress.

Hayley said she is thankful to kind-hearted Owls fans who have already donated money and hopes tomorrow's bucket collection will enable her to continue her treatment.

"My youngest daughter wants to take part in the bucket collection to help me and said she is going to say to the fans 'please can I have some money for my mummy so she doesn't die' and sadly that is the reality of what we are facing," said Hayley.

"I'm looking forward to meeting people at Hillsborough who have supported me on my journey so far. Their support means such a lot.

"It's criminal that we are having to do this ourselves, that the NHS washed their hands of me and sent me home to die. I have too much to live for to give up and this treatment plan is giving me hope."

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