Nicole’s pony show in honour of grandad

11-year-old Nicole Pearce and her prized pony Khalysh. She is busy organising a pony show in aid of Cancer Research after her grandad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
11-year-old Nicole Pearce and her prized pony Khalysh. She is busy organising a pony show in aid of Cancer Research after her grandad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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AN AUTISTIC 11-year-old has thrown herself into organising a horse show to raise cash for Cancer Research after her grandad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Nicole Pearce, from Thacker’s Way, Deeping St James, is planning the event at Sisson’s Farm in Peakirk, where she regularly competes in showjumping events, on April 1 next year.

Mum Emma said: “She knows she can’t save her grandad so she wanted to do something to raise money to help other people with cancer.

“She wants it to be a fun event and she spent all of Wednesday when her school was closed going round asking for raffle prizes.

“She is really going for it.”

Emma now hopes Nicole’s grandad, who has liver cancer and has been told he only has six to 12 months to live, will still be alive to see the culmination of her efforts.

She said: “He is very ill, but I’m sure he will be proud of her for what she has already achieved.”