Fun weekend in Spalding and Weston is Rebekah’s Wish

Rebekah Dolby with lifelong friend 'Tracy Baxter who had her head shaved to raise money for Rebekah's Wish.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Rebekah Dolby with lifelong friend 'Tracy Baxter who had her head shaved to raise money for Rebekah's Wish. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A weekend of fun and fundraising for a Spalding mum-of-four who has just ten months to live takes place this weekend.

More than £7,000 has been raised so far for Rebekah Dolby (33) of Queens Road who has cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe.

We wanted to do something different where friends, families and people who don’t know Rebekah could to come together and help raise money for her, Rebekah’s mother Teresa Dolby and her four grandchildren.

Samantha Cousins and Vicki Wells

The charity weekend is to raise money to pay off Rebekah’s mortgage and it starts on Friday with a Princes and Princesses Ball at Spalding Services and Social Club, High Street, between 6pm and 9pm.

Organiser Julie Winkett said: “I’ve grown up with Rebekah so it came as a bit of a shock to find out about the illness.

“When we found out it was terminal, me and a friend Joanne Young decided to do something to help Rebekah.”

Then on Saturday, a family fund day takes place at Fun Farm Weston from 10am until 5pm when events will include a balloon race, truck pull, tombola and raffle.

Finally on Sunday, a Bikini Girls and Kwik Fit Lads Car Wash takes place at Kwik Fit in Swan Street, Spalding, between 10am and 4pm.

Organisers Samantha Cousins and Vicki Wells said: “We wanted to do something different that would cause friends, families and people who don’t know Rebekah to come together and help raise money for her, Rebekah’s mother Teresa Dolby and her four grandchildren.

“It also helps to increase the community spirit here and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible, especially Kwik Fit whose staff have been absolutely amazing.

“They have given us a donation which they will give out on the day of the car wash.”

Spalding mum’s dying wish for her family