Celebrating 300 years

A £2,000 donation by the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons will fund the wishes of two local children suffering from cancer

Wishes 4 Kids was launched 14 years ago and has already granted over five thousand wishes for Leicestershire children who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas, or have suffered major abuse.

The first child to have her wish granted is a seven year old girl who is being treated for bone cancer. She is fanatical about the Disney film Frozen. Russell said: 'Her greatest wish is to meet Elsa so she will be heading to Disneyland Paris with her family for three magical days and she will not only be meeting the princess but all the Disney princesses.'

The second child to have his wish granted will be a nine year old boy who is being treated for a brain tumour. Russell explained: 'As a Leicester City Football supporter, his greatest wish is to fly over the King Power stadium in a helicopter. We are trying very hard to persuade Leicester City to write his name in footballs on the pitch for when he goes over.'

Founder of Wishes 4 Kids, Russell Bricket, who is organising the wishes of the children said: 'We can’t do it without the help and fantastic support of the Freemasons who have been very supportive over the whole 14 years. This money will grant wishes of two children.'

He continued: 'From the bottom of our hearts, the deepest thank you goes to the Freemasons for their help and support. The biggest thank you is going to be from the two children whose wishes they’ve granted.'

The awards were made at a special event held at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester on Saturday 10th September 2016 where £28,490 was donated which is in addition to the £800,000 already given in the past five years.

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