More than £3,000 raised at Star Day for Hevingham toddler Jay Goodman

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jay meets Peppa Pig. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jay meets Peppa Pig. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

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.

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jenny with Maddie Goodman and her brother Jay meeting Mickey. Picture: JEN

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jenny with Maddie Goodman and her brother Jay meeting Mickey. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

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.

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

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.

Star day for Jay Goodman. Kevin McNally who played Gibbs in Pirates of the Caribbean was amongst the

Star day for Jay Goodman. Kevin McNally who played Gibbs in Pirates of the Caribbean was amongst the invited guests. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

'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.'

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jay with his dad Mark and Kevin McNally who starred in the Pirates of the

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jay with his dad Mark and Kevin McNally who starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

To follow Jay's journey visit www.gofundme.com/ztx5qa7t

Star day for Jay Goodman. Three girls had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust. Picture: JENNY B

Star day for Jay Goodman. Three girls had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jenny Burrel and Jay. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jenny Burrel and Jay. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Organisers Elisha Syrett and Jenny Burrel with special guest, Kevin McNall

Star day for Jay Goodman. Organisers Elisha Syrett and Jenny Burrel with special guest, Kevin McNally. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Peppa Pig enjoying the day. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Peppa Pig enjoying the day. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jack not Sparrow takes a break and a tot of rum. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Jack not Sparrow takes a break and a tot of rum. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL

Star day for Jay Goodman. Picture: JENNY BURREL - Credit: Archant

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