Festival set to fund Reece’s Disney trip

reeceBS''Reece Winterbottom recovering at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
reeceBS''Reece Winterbottom recovering at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
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THE family of a schoolboy struck by cancer after his mum died of the disease could be sent on a spectacular holiday thanks to big-hearted festival organisers.

This year’s Mosborough Music Festival is in aid of seven-year-old Reece Winterbottom, who has undergone a major operation to remove his brain tumour.

Mum Kirsty died of skin cancer last August, aged just 42.

Steve Cowens, festival organiser, said: “We hope to raise enough money to send Reece and his family to Disneyland once he has recovered.

“Last year’s festival was brilliant. We want families to come along and enjoy a great day on their doorstep and support a very worthy cause.

“I can’t imagine what the Winterbottom family have been through, so we are asking people to please come along and support the event.

“Children’s entry is free and we keep drink prices to a minimum to offer great value for money.”

Reece, of Sothall, spent seven hours in surgery during the operation. He will have to take hormone replacement drugs and have regular check ups for the rest of his life.

Dad David, who is working part-time as a car paint sprayer to look after Reece and his brothers Charlie and Lewis, said: “It would mean everything for us to go on this holiday, the generosity we’ve had has been amazing.

“Steve spoke to me when Reece was in hospital because he’d seen his story in The Star.

“The boys are all really excited about going to Disneyland and we will hopefully get to go at some point next year.”

The festival takes place on Saturday, July 14, from noon to 9pm, at the old Westfield school site, Westfield Crescent, Mosborough.

Acts lined up include Bad Manners, Noasis, Velcro Teddy Bears and Section 60.

n Tickets cost £20 if bought before the day and £25 on the gate - children aged under 14 go free. They are available from The Queen, Vine, and Royal Oak pubs in Mosborough or, alternatively, from www.mosboroughmusicfestival.co.uk