A TEENAGER battling cancer has spoken about the “family” he found while receiving treatment at a hospice.

Antony Mooney, 14, of Chingford, has opened up about making friends and finding helpful forms of treatment for a new film by Haven House Children’s Hospice, Woodford Green.

The film, made for Hospice Care Week, aims to raise awareness about the support available to children and young people with cancer at the hospice.

Antony accessed music therapy and yoga through Haven House’s Teenage Cancer Group, helping his recovery from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

He said: “The group is like a mini family to me. I love meeting with them every month. I can relax, have fun and just be myself as everyone around me understands what I am going through.

“Not being able to do what I used to be able to do is hard, but you really have to keep your chin up and carry on with life!”

Two of his friends, Adam Marshall, 14, of Wanstead, and Jessica Wilson, 17, of Chingford, also appear in the film.

All three were special guests at the Haven House Autumn Ball.

The group, which meets for two-and-a-half hours every month, was formed in October 2016.

Click here to watch the film.