CELEBRITIES are flocking from far and wide as a pottery tutor gets creative in her mission to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Caz Jewell, from Carterton, is asking 100 famous people to add their handprints to her #100handsagainstcancer appeal, all of which will be auctioned off for charity.

Comedian Matt Lucas, England rugby international Mark Wilson and Olympic rower Helen Glover are among 14 celebrities who have stuck their hand in paint for the cause.

Another 15 are already lined up to contribute to the unique appeal, which Mrs Jewell set up after the death of her mother-in-law, Pauline, from cancer last March.

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The 37-year-old is relying on the power of social media and word of mouth to help reach her target and revealed she was prepared for the long haul.

She said: “I’m never one to ask for things, but I’ve had to here - I don’t have a phone book with 100 celebrities in.

“All sorts of people have hopped on the bandwagon and suggested someone who might want to help.

“We’re hoping we can get the appeal out there over time.

“It’s been a bit of a funny journey - we’ve found ourselves in service stations with some celebs, or watching rugby in a pub with Chesney Hawkes.”

The pottery tutor started up her mobile craft studio, CraftyCup, back in 2016 and teaches at events and schools.

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Mrs Jewell has enlisted the help of husband Tom, also 37, their daughter Nieve, 12, and 10-year-old son Joshua.

Pauline's death, which came after a short illness, rocked the whole family.

Mrs Jewell said: “It’s a real family campaign as we’ve all gone through this.

“It was so unexpected and came out of the blue. She started off with a bad back and a sore throat.”

Mrs Jewell immediately sought ways to raise funds in memory of her mother-in-law, setting herself the target of running 1,000 miles in 2018, completing the Milton Keynes marathon and dozens of unofficial runs.

While this is an altogether different challenge, she is determined to reach a century of celebrities.

She said: “This year is completely different to last, but I’m too strong-willed to not see something through once I’ve started something.”

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The #100handsagainstcancer appeal began in January, with BBC Countryfile's Adam Henson the first person to get behind the interesting initiative.

Mrs Jewell is prepared to travel across the country to secure celebrities' hand prints, visiting Ms Glover and her husband, television presenter Steve Backshall, at their home.

She went to London to meet Mr Lucas and was visited at home by Status Quo drummer's Jon Coghlan when he added his handprint.

Among the host of celebrities set to contribute are Enstone-based Renault F1's two drivers, Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg, from Germany.

Motorcycle racer and television personality, Guy Martin, is also lined up, as is actress Bonnie Langford.

The appeal launched on Facebook last month and you can follow it by searching '100handsagainstcancer'.