Join walk for Jamie’s wish

Jamie Hodgson's Disney dream. 'Family picture of him with mum and dad, Christine and Eddie and his sisters Jodie and Michelle
Jamie Hodgson's Disney dream. 'Family picture of him with mum and dad, Christine and Eddie and his sisters Jodie and Michelle

FAMILY and friends of a sick boy are urging people to join them in a sponsored walk to help raise money to send him on a trip to Disney World in Florida.

Doctors do not know how long Jamie Hodgson, of Meadow Close in Tring, has to live so the race is on to raise the £12,000 price tag for the trip as soon as possible.

People can sponsor Leisure World mascot Pierre the Bear and join the 10 mile walk from outside Specsavers in Tring to Leisure World in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday.

People should arrive by 9am to take part and The Bell pub, which is supporting the campaign, has offered its facilities for people to get changed.

The walk will go through Berkhamsted and end with a family fun day at Leisure World with music, dancing by The Energy School of Dance, majorettes, a bouncy castle and an ice cream van.

Organiser Valina Davies said: “It has been a bit of a rush organising this but we are hoping to raise as much money as we can.”

Jamie, who suffers from congenital heart disease, has defied the odds in reaching his 11th year.

When he was six months old he suffered two massive cardiac arrests and organ failure and he has spent much of his life in hospital.

He will be attending the event with his mum Christine, who hope it will bring the family one step closer to Jamie’s wish. People can make donations at jamiehodgsonmakemydreamscometrue.weebly.com