Family fun day held to remember Junior
Celebrating what would have been 21st birthday
THE family of a Ruislip boy who died of a brain tumour aged seven have held a fun day on what would have been his 21st birthday.
Relatives and friends of Paul Speck Jnr, including his mum Lorraine Bradbury, held their event at Wealdstone Football Club on Sunday, which was where Junior’s wake was held 14 years ago.
The club allowed Ms Bradbury to use the field, hall and bar for a barbecue, bouncy castle, DJ, face-painting, nail bar and waxing, all in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Ms Bradbury said the children’s hospital helped the family through its darkest days and they wanted to give something back.
She said: “It’s for his 21st as my other kids all got cars and big items but he’s not here. So we’ll give Great Ormond Street what we were going to give him.
“The hospital nursed him, he was there for a long time with all the tests that they did on him, but sadly he was too far gone. He was there for four months in total. I just think that other children deserve a chance.”
n GIVING BACK: Lorraine Bradbury with daughter Chelsey. Left, the Bradbury family gather for the fun day. Inset, Paul Speck Jnr
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