School friends and Uckfield firefighters have been raising funds over the past two days to help an ill Uckfield child’s dream come true.
On Friday children at Manor Primary School where Harry Hadley-Binder, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, is a pupil made contributions to an appeal which will pay for a holiday for him, his mother and brother, in Disneyland, Florida.
They dressed as superheroes and eight-year-old Harry was able to join them as a character from Star Wars complete with light sabre. Click on the picture below to enlarge it.
Yesterday Harry’s mother Holly was among friends and family who joined in a car wash organised by Uckfield firefighters to boost Harry’s fund which was started by his aunt Krissi Binder after he had been through a particularly tough time.
Holly said: “We were in hospital for about five weeks when Harry had severe shingles and then pneumonia but he is doing really well at the moment.
“He has good days and then bad days when he needs to be in his wheelchair,” she said. Harry has already been through two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy and he has another year to go.
Holly said she was overwhelmed by the response to the appeal set up by Krissi. “I am very grateful. It has been a very tough time for Harry and for his younger brother too. He has a lot of anxiety and separation problems because he has to stay with family when I am not there. This holiday is something for all of us to look forward to.”
Donations can be made to Harry’s appeal through a Gofundme page called Make Harry’s Dream Come True where £4,254 of the £5,000 target has already been raised.
Firefighter Paul Henty said he had seen the fund-raising page and suggested that they do something at the fire station to help. The charity car wash raised £489.