Help our cam­paign reach the Moon

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

I’M writ­ing to ap­peal to read­ers to join Blue Skye Think­ing’s Loom to the Moon cam­paign, from Mon­day to Fe­bru­ary 20, which aims to raise aware­ness of brain tu­mours – the num­ber one can­cer killer in chil­dren and teenagers in the UK.

My son Skye died in Au­gust from medul­loblas­toma, an ag­gres­sive and can­cer­ous brain tu­mour, when he was just five years old. Skye suf­fered hugely over the last year but his en­dur­ing strength and good hu­mour in the face of such ad­ver­sity is a tes­ta­ment to his strength of char­ac­ter.

Be­fore he died, he launched the Loom to the Moon fundrais­ing cam­paign to break the Guin­ness world record for the long­est loom band. The idea was in­spired by his favourite past­time whilst in a Hy­ber­baric Oxy­gen Cham­ber, which he thought was like be­ing in a space rocket. His younger brother Jesse is try­ing to fin­ish this in mem­ory of his big brother. We have 1,390 peo­ple loom­ing for us in the UK.

We’re ask­ing ev­ery­one, of all ages, to visit a shop­ping cen­tre nearby next week and meet my­self, my hus­band An­drew and my son Jesse, as we travel from Aberdeen back to Ox­ford. You can col­lect free loom

buck­snews@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk ONL

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