May 22 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Saturday, January 5, 2013
THE family of Wisbech crash victim Jamie Butcher have raised £1,000 to help send a seriously ill 10-year-old girl on her dream Christmas trip.
Jamie, 22, was killed by a speeding driver as he walked across a pedestrian crossing in Churchill Road, in February 2011.
His mother Tina, sister Hollie and stepfather Steve Green held a series of fund-raising events in his memory last year, including jumble sales at Onyx Court, Wisbech.
They donated £1,000 to When You Wish Upon a Star, a charity which aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Samantha Spencer, from the charity, said the money went towards “sending a very courageous little girl called Emmie, aged 10, to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas.
“This is a very magical experience which enables the children to escape their illnesses for a few hours, have fun in the snow and be carefree for the day.”
Jamie’s family said they were delighted to be able to make the youngster’s Christmas dream come true.
Mr Green said: “We were so pleased to be able to send Emmie on a magical trip to see the real Santa.
“We would like to thank all the generous people, especially those from Wisbech, who supported us last year.”