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B&M helps grant a little boy’s ultimate wish

06 December 2017 - Yorkshire & Humberside Charity News

Last year B&M made the huge donation of £20,000 to Pride of the Isle to make sure they can continue to create special memories for terminally ill people and their families across South Yorkshire. Kasabian Newton-Smith had been in contact with the charity since September 2015 when he was nominated for a Pride of the Isle award.

Kasasbian was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, when he was two-years-old and went on to beat five tumours in five years. Sadly, in September last year his family were told that more tumours had grown and no more treatment would help him. Kasabian tragically passed away in December surrounded by his family; his father said his son “passed peacefully in his sleep”.

Our donation was able to help Kasabian fulfil his last wish, which was to meet Simon Cowell’s Boogie Storm dance troupe, who starred on Britain’s Got Talent. His ultimate wish was granted as the dance troupe surprised him with a performance at his early birthday party.

Chair of Pride of the Isle, Leesa Sharpe, said: “The Pride of the Isle are very proud and honoured to be B&M’s chosen charity. Making memories is what we’re all about and the fantastic donation will allow us to put smiles on so many faces. It gives me an amazing feeling seeing short lived children, like Kasabian, having their wishes come true.”