A CANCER sufferer was “smiling all day” after enjoying a special family outing to Gulliver’s World theme park which was set up by the Honey Rose Foundation.
Mother-of-six Jeanette Round, of Sutton, was diagnosed with a slow growing form of lung cancer in February 2013.
A turbulent period followed, with chemotherapy and radiotherapy both proving unsuccessful.
She has since returned for further chemotherapy treatment.
When Jeanette, 48, mentioned how much she would love a family trip, Macmillan nurse Geoff Prince helped to organise the special visit after getting into contact with Honey Rose.
Set up by Lynn Duffy in 2004, the Foundation helps to grant the wishes of seriously ill adults. It counts Johnny Vegas and St Helens army hero Andy Reid among its patrons.
Through the Foundation the whole of Jeanette’s family were able to spend the day at Gulliver’s World. In all 22 family members went along, making it a day to remember.
“I hadn’t seen my mum smile for months and the pain she’s had has been terrible,” said daughter Samantha, 28.
“But she smiled all day and to see her smile like that was the highlight. We had the park literally to ourselves.
“She was just happy to see her children and grandchildren there. It was an absolutely fantastic day. It just meant the world having all the family together.”
Among the group were all of Jeanette’s six children - Cheryl, Mark, Colin, Shane, Melissa and Samantha, as well as her 11 grandchildren.
“We are now planning a fun day at Sidac social club to help raise money for Macmillan and the Honey Rose Foundation, which will be held on August 3,” added Samantha