Big-hearted readers help Skye tick another item off his ‘bucket list’

Skye Hall

Skye Hall

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Rose Hill, Iffley and Littlemore. Please call me on (01865) 425422

SKYE Hall has had to postpone ticking one more item off his bucket list until later this week.

The five-year-old from Abingdon will pull a prank on unsuspecting members of the public by sitting inside a fake ice-cream dispenser and putting ice-cream on their cones.

But he has not been well enough to do it yet and is hoping to do it later this week.

He has been battling a brain tumour for almost a year after being diagnosed on August 27, 2013.

Since then Skye, who is currently in the Oxford Children’s Hospital, has had an operation, several bouts of chemotherapy, sessions in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and radiotherapy treatment.

His most recent scan, in April, shows that the tumour has finally been stabilised.

The Rush Common Primary School, Abingdon, pupil has been working through a list of fun activities before he dies and in last Wednesday’s Oxford Mail his family appealed for help to allow him to complete the list.

A carpenter stepped forward over the weekend to build the dispenser for the prank.

The other wish on the list was for Skye to go swimming in a hydrotherapy pool.

  • If you can help Skye visit blueskyethinking.org or email a.hall455@btinternet.com
  •  
  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

  • Our top stories

Oxford webcam hacked by Russian site

Oxford Mail:

3:20pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A BACK garden in Oxford would appear to have been one of hundreds of webcams in the UK hacked by a Russian website.

Curzon cinema and Michael Kors fashion store unveiled for new Westgate

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FIVE-screen cinema and designer fashion outlet have been revealed as the latest two big name tenants for the redeveloped Westgate Shopping Centre.

Update: Two lanes shut on M40 after vehicle fire

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

12:38pm Thursday 20th November 2014

TWO lanes were closed on the M40 following a vehicle fire and diesel spill.

'Dangerous' Finstock teenager who sexually abused seven girls is jailed for 10 years

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 20th November 2014

A TEENAGER who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing seven girls has today been branded "dangerous" and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cash and cigarettes stolen from Oxford newsagent

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:02am Thursday 20th November 2014

CASH and a large amount of cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Woodstock Road yesterday morning.

Have you seen missing teenage girl Millie Lee from Witney?

Oxford Mail:

10:38am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN 18-year-old girl from Witney who has been missing for almost 24 hours is being sought by police.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree