Tay­lor helps start hos­pi­tal brick plea

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ABOY from Burscough was a guest of hon­our as The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Char­ity launched a fundrais­ing cam­paign to build a model of the new Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Cen­tre with more than half a mil­lion Lego bricks.

Mem­bers of the public are be­ing asked to buy a Lego brick for a £1 donation, to build a 4ft 3in x 9ft 2in x 4ft 3in high (1.6m x 2.8m x 1.6m) replica of the spe­cial­ist hos­pi­tal be­ing built in Liver­pool city cen­tre.

Ex­perts from Bright Bricks, home to Dun­can Tit­marsh, the UK’s only Lego cer­ti­fied pro­fes­sional, will over­see the project and train an army of lo­cal en­thu­si­asts to work on the struc­ture.

Clat­ter­bridge pa­tient Tay­lor Sed­don, eight, from Burscough, was joined by Olympic Gold Medal win­ner and TV pre­sen­ter Sam Quek and fel­low pa­tient Reece Holt, 12, to lay the first bricks of the model at the hos­pi­tal’s cur­rent home in Wir­ral.

Sam, who was pre­sented with her own replica Lego brick fig­ure, com­plete with hockey stick, said: “This is a bril­liant fundrais­ing idea and a great way to get peo­ple in­volved in the fundrais­ing cam­paign.

“Ev­ery­one will re­ally en­joy see­ing the model take shape.

“The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Cen­tre is a bril­liant fa­cil­ity that helps so many peo­ple from this area.

“I am sure ev­ery­one will want to get in­volved and buy a brick. ”

Tay­lor was treated with ra­dio­ther­apy at The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Cen­tre, af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a brain tu­mour.

Tay­lor’s dad, Jeff Sed­don, said: “Tay­lor is a big Lego fan and we know it helps chil­dren who are start­ing ra­dio­ther­apy un­der­stand what is hap­pen­ing, so it is great that the char­ity are us­ing it in this way to raise money for the new hos­pi­tal.

“You never know when you will need Clat­ter­bridge.

“We didn’t think we would.

“The staff were fan­tas­tic with Tay­lor and we would urge ev­ery­one to get be­hind this cam­paign, buy a brick and help build a new hos­pi­tal for lo­cal peo­ple with can­cer.”

Reece Holt, from More­cambe, was treated at The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Cen­tre af­ter surgery for a brain tu­mour.

He helped staff de­sign a Lego replica of a ra­dio­ther­apy ma­chine to aid other chil­dren at the hos­pi­tal in un­der­stand­ing their treatment.

Reece’s mum, Rachel, said: “Lego bricks played a big part in Reece’s treatment and his re­cov­ery from surgery, par­tic­u­larly his co-or­di­na­tion and mo­tor skills.

“We are thrilled to be here to lay the first Lego bricks and be part of this.”

Head of The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Char­ity, Katrina Bury, said: “We are de­lighted to be work­ing with Bright Bricks on this ex­cit­ing project, one of the biggest Lego brick struc­tures in the UK.

“Build­ing a Lego brick replica of our new can­cer hos­pi­tal in Liver­pool is an am­bi­tious project, but we are sure our ded­i­cated sup­port­ers and the peo­ple of the re­gion will sup­port us with en­thu­si­asm and gen­eros­ity.

“We can’t wait to get started and see the model take shape, and we would love to beat the builders and com­plete our Lego brick hos­pi­tal be­fore the real thing is fin­ished in 2020.”

The Clat­ter­bridge Can­cer Char­ity is work­ing to raise £15m towards the con­struc­tion of the new spe­cial­ist can­cer hos­pi­tal in Liver­pool city cen­tre and im­prove­ments to the Wir­ral site.

If you would like to buy a Lego brick for £1 and help trans­form can­cer care, please go to www. just­giv­ing.com/campaigns/char­ity/clat­ter­bridgecc/lego­b­rick or www.clat­ter­bridgecc.org. uk

Young pa­tients Reece Holt, from More­cambe, and Tay­lor Sed­don, from Burscough, are joined by Olympic hockey gold medal­list and TV pre­sen­ter Sam Quek as they pre­pare to lay the first bricks for the Lego model of the new can­cer hos­pi­tal in Liver­pool

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