More than £3,000 raised at Star Day for Hevingham toddler Jay Goodman
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More than £3,000 was raised for the family of a Hevingham toddler fighting an aggressive brain tumour, at a day held in his honour.
A community pulled together on Sunday to support the family of Jay Goodman, 2, who was diagnosed with the tumour at 16 months old.
The heartbreaking news was a bitter blow to parents Mark and Karen and their four other children - Joshua, 12, Reece, nine, George, six, and Maddie, four.
But as they continue to attend hospital appointments and Jay bravely undergoes treatment, they have had a lot of support from family and friends.
On Sunday a Star Day was held at Buxton Scout Hut, with £3,009.22 raised, which will be split between three causes - Clowns in the Sky, Cancer Research and Jay's Journey.
MORE: Hevingham community rallies to help family of Jay Goodman, two, as he fights aggressive brain tumourJenny Burrell, Jay's godmother, said: 'We used three main colours to theme the day. Blue, because Jay loves blue, grey to represent brain cancer awareness and gold to represent children's cancers.'
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And there were many familiar characters there on the day, including Jack Sparrow, Indiana Jones, Peppa and George Pig, and Mickey Mouse.
Mrs Burrell said: 'Jay has lost his speech for much of the year but very clearly said Peppa and George as he saw the pigs and was fascinated with Mickey Mouse. That made all the hard work worth it in a simple minute.'
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As well as characters there was a cake stall, activities for children and a hogroast from Coxfords Butchers to keep everyone going.
'We had three very brave little girls who all had their hair cut off so that it can be sent to the Little Princess Trust to allow them to make wigs for children with cancer who will have lost their hair having chemotherapy,' Mrs Burrell added.
'Jay's journey so far was displayed using words and photos along the wall of the scout hut.
'It's an emotional journey and one that really captured people's attention. It was lit with fairy light and stars and many people stood and absorbed it for a while.
'I will be doing assemblies for over 1,000 children in a couple of weeks at Aylsham High School to promote Jay's Journey and then sell some of the things in the school the following week.'
To follow Jay's journey visit www.gofundme.com/ztx5qa7t