Family of tragic Sheffield boy, 3, appeal for bikers to join funeral convoy

The devastated family of a three-year-old boy who died of cancer have appealed for bikers to escort him on his final journey.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 5:00 pm

Jack Lacey, from Loxley, was just three when he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour last year.

His illness was diagnosed and the prognosis provided in the space of just four weeks after the youngster started displaying symptoms.

Doctors confirmed Jack had terminal brain cancer and told his devastated family he had an average life expectancy of just one year.

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Jack Lacey, from Loxley, Sheffield, was mad about bikes

He sadly passed away at home on February 10, with parents Wesley Lacey and Rebecca Oldham, and sister Charlotte.

Wesley said: “He'd been struggling like crazy and it was absolutely horrific to be part of. It was excruciating to see and he was so full of life right to the end. He fell asleep laid on his dad's lap looking at photos with his mum and Lottie of our adventures together.”

His funeral is taking place next weekend, and Jack’s family are appealing for bikers to take part in a special convoy for the bike-mad youngster.

The family has also asked for any videographers that would like to help to film the procession at certain points during the route.

Jack Lacey with his dad, Wesley; mum, Rebecca and sister, Charlotte

Last week Jack’s family released a tribute to their son, and recalled how they had enjoyed an ‘amazing year’ with Jack and were grateful for getting that time together.

More than £50,000 was raised on a Gofundme page when Jack received his diagnosis, so that the family could fill the rest of his short life with joy.

They described how they had been on holiday to Gran Canaria and Jack had been in ‘great spirits’ throughout the break, ‘even looking after and cheering up his little sister who had a cold for the first couple of days rather than demanding to go in the pools’.

Wesley added: “The message I would give to other parents is to get their kids checked for everything, no matter how small it seems.”

If you are able to take part in Jack’s funeral procession, please contact the BIKER ESCORT ONLY Jack's Biker Funeral Procession Facebook group.