Five grand boost for terminally ill Spalding mum

FIGHTING ON: Rebekah Dolby, George Baxter-Dolby and Tasha Arnold.

FIGHTING ON: Rebekah Dolby, George Baxter-Dolby and Tasha Arnold.

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A terminally ill mum-of-four from Spalding has been given a boost after a fund set up in her name got a £5,000 cash injection.

Rebekah Dolby (33), of Queens Road, fought bravely to spend Christmas and the New Year with her family knowing that a children’s disco held three weeks ago raised enough money to bring their target down to under £40,000.

Fundraisers set up a bank account called Rebekah’s Wish to raise money to pay off the mortgage on the house where Rebekah lives with her mum Teresa Dolby, sister Tasha Arnold and children, including George Baxter-Dolby (three).

Teresa said: “The family is in good spirits after a period before Christmas when Rebekah was quite poorly.

“It was touch and go whether she’d get through to Christmas and the New Year, but Rebekah’s nurses at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital managed to sort her out with some radiotherapy which helped things.”

Organisers of the disco were stunned when a man walked in and donated £4,800 in cash to Rebekah’s Wish, with a request that he should remain anonymous.

Rebekah said: “We’d like to thank him for the fantastic donation.”

Stewart Bradley, one of the fundraisers for Rebekah’s Wish, said: “We held the children’s disco at St Paul’s Primary School, Spalding, on December 18 and raised just over £5,000.

“As we were setting up, a man who lives locally walked in and handed us £4,800 in cash.

“The man said ‘I know it’s not enough for what’s needed, but I want to give this to the family.’

“I don’t think there was a dry eye to be had when we told everyone about it later.”

You can make a donation to Rebekah’s Wish through Lloyds Bank using sort code 309795 and account number 33575768.