Dream trip af­ter 5km char­ity walk


AMUM with ter­mi­nal can­cer has thanked ‘amaz­ing’ fundrais­ers who helped send her fam­ily on a dream hol­i­day.

Last year doc­tors told Jane Dale, of Ne­whall Street, Macclesfield, that the oe­sophageal can­cer she was fight­ing had spread to her lungs and be­come in­op­er­a­ble.

Af­ter the di­ag­no­sis and hear­ing about the fam­ily’s plight, teach­ers Nicky Lloyd and Vicky Thom­son from Bollinbrook Pri­mary School, which Jane’s sons at­tend, de­cided to or­gan­ise a 5km fundrais­ing walk down the Bollin Val­ley on their be­half.

Al­to­gether staff, stu­dents, par­ents and friends of the school, on Abbey Road, Macclesfield, raised £4,210, which paid for the fam­ily to go on hol­i­day to Dis­ney­land Paris, a place they had al­ways dreamed of vis­it­ing to­gether.

Jane, who went on the trip with 10-year-old twin sons Jack and Lewis, said: “I had al­ways wanted to take the boys to the Amer­i­can Dis­ney­land but I knew the jour­ney would be a bit far for me to make.

“I men­tioned the fact we had al­ways wanted to go to the theme park to one of the teach­ers at the school one day, not ex­pect­ing any­thing to come of it. Af­ter the con­ver­sa­tion they told me about the fundrais­ing event they were or­gan­is­ing, and then af­ter it an­nounced the fi­nal amount they had raised.

“It was all a re­ally big sur­prise. I just couldn’t be­lieve that they went to all that trou­ble for us, it was such a kind thing to do.

“The trip it­self was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic, we had a re­ally great time.

“The school have been so sup­port­ive through­out ev­ery­thing, and all my friends and fam­ily have been as well – even peo­ple off the street do­nated and joined in which was re­ally won­der­ful. I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to say a big thank you to ev­ery­one who took part in the fundrais­ing and helped out, it re­ally did make our dream come true.”

●● Jane Dale with sons Jack and Lewis on the fam­ily’s dream hol­i­day, and fundraiser who helped out the fam­ily

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