A five-year-old girl has celebrated the end of her cancer treatment in a very unique way.

There was not a dry eye in sight when Lucy Mitchell from Abbots Langley rang the “end of treatment bell” on the Starfish children’s ward at Watford General Hospital yesterday.

Little Lucy has undergone therapy for two-and-a-half years and this milestone means she is now ready to get on with her life, just in time for Christmas.

Her story is inspiring for other children with cancer who need hope for their future.

Lucy’s Mum, Susannah, said: “Everyone here at Watford General have been amazing, in particular the doctors, the nurses and the play specialists.

“All the staff, and especially the play specialists, have made all of Lucy’s stays in hospital as fun as they can be. We’re really grateful for everyone’s time and we’re going to miss all the staff.”

Fundraiser, Dad Carl recently raised almost £5,000 for the children’s ward by completing a 12-mile Tough Mudder race.

Susannah said: “The money we’ve raised will go towards children like Lucy, which is a really special thing to fundraise for.”