THERE is still time to grab your cinema tickets and help a terminally ill seven-year-old’s dream of swimming with dolphins.
Abigail Cook was diagnosed with Batten Disease, a condition so rare just 200 youngsters have it in the UK.
The illness means the brave Warmsworth battler suffers seizures, will lose her sight and mobility and has been given a life expectancy of just 14-years-old.
To help Abigail get the best out of life, her family have set-up a committee to raise funds so she can complete a wish list - and swimming with dolphins in Orlando, Florida, is her ultimate dream.
To help boost the funding pot, which stands at around £4,000 towards the £7,000 target needed for the family trip to America, Vue Cinema has offered to show a special screening of animated film Happy Feet 2 for Abigail, of Low West Road, and her supporters.
Items on Abigail’s wish list also include a fancy dress party and a holiday to Tenerife which she, mum Lindsey, 35, dad Martin, 44, and 11-year-old brother Oliver will be going on next week. Mum Lindsey said Abigail was ‘over the moon’ to have her hair coloured pink recently - another of her wishes.
Mrs Cook, who helped organise a fun day at the village pre-school she works at raising over £400, said: “You should have seen her face, she was overjoyed. I’ve never seen anybody look so happy coming out of a salon. She’s going through so much but never stops smiling.
“One of my friends Nicky Needham did it from her Bedazzled salon in Bawtry Road, Abigail loved every minute of it.”
The committee has also launched a range of rainbow-coloured wristbands costing £1 and available from Primark in the town centre’s Market Place.
The cinema showing takes place on Sunday at 9.45am. Tickets are £2 and can be bought from the cinema, off Herten Way.
The Free Press is backing the cause. Send your fundraisers to firstname.lastname@example.org