Fam­ily fun day held to re­mem­ber Ju­nior

Cel­e­brat­ing what would have been 21st birth­day

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine

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

Photos by Grant Humphreys www.buyapho­totms.co.uk

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