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Reece Puddington launches appeal to raise money for his legacy

By LCrudgington  |  Posted: February 08, 2014

Poorly Reece Puddington wants to raise enough money to buy a beach hut as a legacy

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A SCHOOLBOY with advanced cancer has launched a bid to raise money for a legacy that will help other ill children.

Reece Puddington, 11, from Swalecliffe, is bedbound after a relapse of childhood cancer neuroblastoma which has spread to his bone marrow, shoulders and pelvis.

After wellwishers sprang into action to help him achieve all the wishes on a bucket list, he has now widened the wishes to include donations for a beach hut as his legacy.

Reece, of Freeman's Close, said: "I have always lived by the sea and enjoy going out in my kayak, barbecues and being with my family and friends.

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"Having a beach hut would make this far easier and enjoyable for me.

"My aim is to then offer the beach hut for the day to other poorly children so that they can enjoy it too.

"This would be my legacy!"

Kindhearted Reece, a former pupil at Swalecliffe school, also asked for presents for his brother and two sisters "because they matter too".

Among the wishes that have already come true are a refresher driving courses for his mum Kay, an Xbox One and a Wikipad.

Remaining wishes from the original list include to meet Johnny Depp dressed in character as Captain Jack Sparrow and to see the Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug movie.

After more supporters got in touch, he also published 'part 2' of his list:

To collect all the Lego Movie cups that currently come with the McDonald's happy meals.

An Official Playstation 4 Camera for my PS4.

Itunes vouchers (I love music & movies, especially where I'm bedridden a lot of the time)

A blue iPhone 5c (so I don't have to keep borrowing my mums iPhone)

A baby Oleg Meerkat toy (from the compare the market website)

An Alienware Vindicator 17" slim carrying case (to keep my Alienware laptop thats on the way nice and safe)

A tv clip for the Playstation 4 camera.

An Alienware Tactx mouse (I might find the mouse pad on my laptop rather tricky at times)

A tv clip for my Xbox One camera.

A gift for my brother and 2 sisters (because they matter too and always get left out)

For more information or to donate, find the Reece Puddington Appeal on facebook.

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