Family appeal for help with Skye’s swims

Dreams: Skye Hall

Dreams: Skye Hall

First published in News

THE parents of Skye Hall, a five-year-old battling a terminal brain tumour, are asking for Oxfordshire’s gardeners to come to their aid to help the youngster fulfil his dying wish.

One of the last things on Skye’s bucket list is to swim in a hydrotherapy pool, and the family are hoping to have one installed in their Abingdon home.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is putting Skye at the top of its priority list because he only has weeks to live.

The charity is planning to install a hot tub in the family’s garden as soon as possible, rather than taking the standard six weeks.

But an area needs to be cleared for the pool to be installed.

His mum Sally, 36, said: “Skye doesn’t really go anywhere these days, he’s really not well at all.

“It takes about 20 minutes to get all his tubes and things ready for swimming, and Skye hates the faff of doing it in public.

“He loves being in the water, swimming is his favourite thing. He keeps saying ‘When I get better I’ll do swimming lessons again.’”

Mrs Hall, also mum to two-year-old Jesse, said: “We just need someone to help clear a few bushes. It would take a lot of people no time at all, but it would take us forever.”

The second thing on Skye’s list – pulling a prank involving a pretend ice cream dispenser the centre of Abingdon – is set to take place on Friday.

  • For more information or to help, visit blueskyethinking.org or email a.hall455@btinternet.com
  •  
  • Top News
  • 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: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

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

Man in life-threatening condition in hospital after collision with car near Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:33pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A pedestrian is fighting for their life in hospital after being in a collision with a car near Banbury this morning.

Flowers planted at memorial garden to Jayden Parkinson in Didcot by family and friends

Oxford Mail:

1:29pm Saturday 28th February 2015

FAMILY and friends of a murdered teenager have planted flowers at her memorial garden today.

Defibrillator Campaign on target as 1,000 join up to be lifesavers

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

AS 1,000 lifesavers have now been trained across Oxfordshire, the campaign to install more than 300 defibrillators is set to hit its target next month.

Good Samaritan conned by Botley petrol fraudster

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

A GOOD Samaritan who said she was conned out of £70 by a highway fraudster is warning others about being caught in his trap.

Self-build stardom beckons as Grand Designs presenter heads to Bicester

Oxford Mail: TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

BICESTER is set for television stardom as the man behind Channel 4’s Grand Designs heads is headed to Graven Hill.

The Witney man converting old boilers into corsets for Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A HANDYMAN has spent the last three months fitting boilers not for the home, but for the catwalk.

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