Hindsford's big event for brave little Lucas
10:30am Friday 31st August 2012 in North West
FAMILY and friends of a brave toddler turned out in force to raise money for the hospitals that helped save his life.
Little Lucas Thorpe, who will turn two in October, was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer last September.
The Hindsford tot was treated at The Christie hospital and Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital before he travelled to America for 10 weeks of specialist treatment.
At the weekend about 150 family members and friends of Lucas and his parents, Jodie Rothwell and Dale Thorpe, went to a fun day at Hindsford Football Club, in Squires Lane, Tyldesley.
Many of the youngsters dressed in Disney costumes, and Lucas donned an outfit from Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
There were bouncy castles, raffles, a tombola, cake stalls and entertainment from street dancers, a Jessie J tribute act and David Julien, who appeared on The Voice.
Ms Rothwell, aged 28, said it had been a fantastic day.
She said “It was great. Loads of my friends and family helped out and made it really special and Lucas loved it, he had a brilliant day.”
Money raised from the fun day will be split between the two hospitals.