Rebekah comes out of hospital to attend Christmas fair

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A mum came out of hospital for a few hours today (Saturday) as well-wishers joined forces to help make her greatest wish come true.

Rebekah Dolby (33) has terminal cancer but had promised her daughters she would take them to a Christmas fair at Spalding Grammar School in aid of the Rebekah’s Wish Appeal.

Rebekah's children Paige (10), Ellie-Mai (7), Harry (14), and George (2) with their auntie, Tasha Arnold. SG131115-147TW

Rebekah's children Paige (10), Ellie-Mai (7), Harry (14), and George (2) with their auntie, Tasha Arnold. SG131115-147TW

The courageous young mum thanked supporters at the fair as she toured the tables in a wheelchair, pushed by her mum, Teresa Dolby (56).

Rebekah’s greatest wish is not for herself.

She wants to make sure that her four children, Harry (14), Paige (10), Ellie-Mai (7), and George (2) and her mum will always have a home together.

The Rebekah’s Wish Appeal aims to pay off Teresa’s mortgage because she may not be able to work when she has full-time care of the children.

Today’s fair was organised by family friends Stewart and Tracey Bradley.

Teresa told us: “I just want to thank everyone for everything that they are doing for us.

“Stewart and I grew up together and he and Tracey have been absolutely brilliant and I can’t thank them enough.

“Rebekah came out of hospital to come to this. She had promised the girls that she would bring them here.”

Rebekah was due to return to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital this evening.

Stallholders were at the fair selling everything from handcrafted items to home-baking.

Judy Morley, from Donington, had been baking for a week before setting out her stall at the grammar school.

She said: “I started doing the fruit cakes last Saturday, I did the tarts on Thursday and the sponge cakes yesterday.

“I think this is a very good appeal and we want to try to raise this money for the family.”

Spalding Grammar School supported the event by allowing free use of a hall and students from the school were on hand to help.

Year 12 student Harriet Daley said: “We are here basically to make sure that everyone has a successful day.”

She said it was “a brilliant cause” for people to support.

• An account has been set up at Lloyds Bank in Spalding to help the Rebekah’s Wish Appeal achieve its £45,000 target.

The sort code is 309795 and the number is 33575768.