Mak­ing lit­tle girl’s dream come true

Halifax Courier - - News Special - By Felic­ity Macnamara

A fundrais­ing event is be­ing held to send a lit­tle girl bat­tling a brain tu­mour on the hol­i­day of a life­time to Dis­ney World. Lit­tle Imo­gen Dig­gle, three, was di­ag­nosed last Fe­bru­ary and her dot­ing fam­ily, who live in Pel­lon, have vowed to take her on the mag­i­cal trip once her 18-month chemo­ther­apy treat­ment has fin­ished.

The fundrais­ing to­tal cur­rently stands at more than £5,000 thanks to well-wish­ers who want to make Imo­gen’s dream come true.

Her fam­ily said that when Imo­gen was reg­is­tered as blind, due to the tu­mours killing the nerves in her left eye, peo­ple ramped up their fundrais­ing ef­forts so they could take the trip be­fore the brave tot’s sight gets any worse.

Speak­ing last year, dad Ben Dig­gle, 28, said: “Imo­gen has been so brave through her treat­ment and we feel she de­serves a spe­cial treat for all her courage. She’s a lit­tle fighter.

“She has al­ways loved her Dis­ney princesses and is al­ways singing along to Frozen, so we just thought a trip might give her a bit of a break.

“We are sav­ing all we can and are so grate­ful for all the help we’ve re­ceived so far. The thought of the hol­i­day is re­ally keep­ing us go­ing.”

On Satur­day, March 5, there will be a char­ity fundrais­ing night for Imo­gen at the White Horse pub, Burn­ley Road, Sowerby Bridge. If any­one has any un­wanted gifts or presents that could be auc­tioned off, they are asked to drop them into the pub.

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Lit­tle Imo­gen, aged three, with her fam­ily

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