“We really strongly believe he would have been helping others” - parents of Jesse Langford-Daley set up charity Jesse’s Anchor in his memory

Jesse Langford-Daley with his parents Anneka and Michelle Langford-Daley. Photo: supplied by Anneka

Jesse Langford-Daley with his parents Anneka and Michelle Langford-Daley. Photo: supplied by Anneka Langford-Daley. - Credit: supplied by Anneka Daley

He was a 'beautiful little boy' who loved and thrived being around people.

Jesse Langford-Daley at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley

Jesse Langford-Daley at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley - Credit: Archant

During time spent in hospital while battling a rare brain tumour Jesse Langford-Daley loved nothing more than standing outside his door waiting to talk to people.

Sadly the one-year-old died on June 18 just four months after being diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour, an aggressive form of cancer of the central nervous system.

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Jesse Langford-Daley drove down the aisle at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley

Jesse Langford-Daley drove down the aisle at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley - Credit: Archant


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His parents Anneka and Michelle Langford-Daley, who live in Carbrooke, near Watton, believe 'he would have been helping others' and have set-up a charity in his memory.

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Jesse's Anchor will offer personal and emotional support to children under the age of four battling cancer, and their families.

Jesse Langford-Daley, with parents Michelle and Anneka Langford-Daley. Photo: Gina Manning Photograp

Jesse Langford-Daley, with parents Michelle and Anneka Langford-Daley. Photo: Gina Manning Photography - Credit: Gina Manning Photography

Jesse Langford-Daley at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley

Jesse Langford-Daley at his parents' wedding. Picture: Anneka Langford-Daley - Credit: Archant

The charity will help in offering contacts to other families who have or are going through the same tough journey or help in understanding the difficult medical terminology that is often used.

Anneka said: 'We had charity support but there was not really one out there that provided emotional support. That is one thing we want to focus on and what is really important.

'You don't meet people every day who have lost their child or their child is suffering from cancer. We want to be able to provide a kind of personal support because it is not an easy journey to go through. It is emotionally draining.'

The charity's launch night will take place at the Park Farm Hotel in Hethersett on Friday, November 10. The event will include a raffle and auction with money raised going towards setting-up the charity.

The couple also have various fundraising events planed including a Black Friday stall outside the B&M Bargains store in Norwich's Riverside Retail Park on November 24.

Anneka said despite his tender age, Jesse had taught the couple 'an incredible amount'.

She added: 'He was a beautiful little boy. He was a really happy boy and that never went away.

'Even at one Jesse loved to be around people and he loved to be with other children and he really thrived on that. At the hospital he would stand at the door and would hope people would come and talk to him. And we really strongly believe he would have been helping others.'

Visit Jesse's Anchor for more information.

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