Wax work is a help towards granting dying Spalding mum’s wish

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A family friend is having an all-body wax to help Rebekah Dolby’s dying wish come true – that her four children and mum will always have a roof over their heads.

Jonny Crane (40) had his legs waxed at You-Nique Nails, in Red Lion Street, Spalding, at teatime today (Friday) and returns next week to have his back and chest stripped of hair by Sarah Adcock, who donated her time and materials to the Rebekah’s Wish appeal.

Fundraiser Jonny Crane with Sarah Adcock and Tasha Arnold.

Fundraiser Jonny Crane with Sarah Adcock and Tasha Arnold.

Rebekah Dolby (33) has only months to live because she has cancer.

Jonny is an old friend of Rebekah’s sister, Tasha Arnold (38), and stepped in to help because he lost his dad, David, to the same cancer.

Thanks to sponsorship from pals and workmates at Dalehead Foods, Jonny hopes to raise more than £300.

On Friday, while being waxed, Jonny said: “The pain of this is nothing to the pain facing Rebekah’s family. I want to thank everyone who sponsored me and Sarah for doing this for free.”

Fundraising for Rebekah’s Wish continues on Saturday, November 28 with a Christmas Fair at Spalding Grammar School from 11am-4pm.

Children can meet Santa Claus as well as having their face painted or having a seasonal glitter tattoo. There will be a tombola, hot food, tea and coffee, home-baked treats and mince pies from popular Spalding bakery, Pacey’s.

The fair is organised friends of Rebekah’s family, Stewart Bradley and his wife, Tracey, who have already held several events to boost the appeal.

Stewart’s most recent fundraiser, a clairvoyant evening at Spalding Services and Social Club, raised £150.

• The Rebekah’s Wish appeal was set up by the family because they want Rebekah’s mum – Teresa Dolby – to be free of her mortgage as she will take on the care of Rebekah’s children. Currently Teresa works 12-hour shifts but family and friends feel she may have to give up work to become the full-time guardian of the children, who are aged two to 14 years.

Initially there was a £20,000 appeal on a fundraising website but the family say the balance that needs paying off the mortgage is around £45,000 as the appeal has already raised £11,000.