Big Christmas fair to boost dying Spalding mum’s wish appeal

Rebekah Dolby (left) with her sister, Tasha Arnold. SG240615-134TW
Rebekah Dolby (left) with her sister, Tasha Arnold. SG240615-134TW
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Tourist attractions like Natureland in Skegness and Nene Valley Railway are supporting a big Christmas fair in Spalding tomorrow (Saturday) to help the Rebekah’s Wish Appeal.

Mum of four Rebekah Dolby (33) is battling terminal cancer. Her greatest wish is not for herself – she wants to ensure that her children, aged two to 14, and her mum, Teresa (56), will always have a roof over their heads.

The Rebekah’s Wish appeal aims to pay off Teresa’s mortgage, as she may have to give up work to focus on caring for her grandchildren.

Family friend Stewart Bradley has put together a string of fundraising events and tomorrow he and other appeal supporters will be running a fair at Spalding Grammar School from 11am-4pm.

He says the tombola is “massive” and Natureland and Nene Valley Railway are among the attractions offering free passes as prizes.

There will be a chance for children to meet Santa on the day – and give him their Christmas letters – as well as enjoy fun things like face painting and glitter tattoos.

There will also be seasonal music and visitors can hunt out bargains from 35 tables.

There will be a burger bar on site and those with a sweet tooth can enjoy mince pies from Pacey’s.

Stewart said support is growing for Rebekah’s Wish and he can’t thank people enough for their generosity.

“The local vicar knocked on the door the other day with £250,” said Stewart. “It’s wonderful what’s happening.”

• An account called Rebekha’s Wish has been set up at Lloyds Bank in Spalding. The sort code is 309795 and the number is 33575768.