A woman who suffered a rare condition has been taken around town on a horse and cart with her daughter and nanny to raise money for children with cancer.
Naomi Brown, 21, was diagnosed with a rare cancer, known as Extramedullary Ewing’s Sarcoma and had to undergo a very tough treatment for it.
She has been in remission for a few weeks now.
When a friend Laura Mitchell, who wanted Naomi to be able to spend quality time with her daughter Harmony Rose, donated the horse and cart ride to her so she could be a princess for a day, she decided to use the opportunity to raise money for CLIC Sargent.
She was joined on the ride by nanny Norma Brown.
In only a week Naomi, her mum Tracy Welsh, and friends had organised the ride around town – including permission from the council and a trip to Nottingham to collect buckets – which over the course of an hour-and-a-half raised £481.49.
Tracy said: “It was absolutely brilliant, we had a lot of people come to the house to see her and take photographs.
“I want to thank the girls that did it with us - there were six of us.”
The girls’ dresses were donated by Legends.
She said Naomi and two-year-old Harmony Rose loved the event although added that Harmony was a ‘bit bewildered’ by it at first.
“Naomi was still on a high the next day”
Tracy said Naomi had had to undergo intense treatment for the disease which is incredibly rare and she sometimes hadn’t had as much time with her daughter as she would have liked. She said the event gave Naomi the chance to spend quality time with Harmony Rose.
Naomi started her remission on September 19 and it will be five years until she gets the all-clear.
She is now hoping to raise funds to rent a caravan at Butlins for a year.
She hopes to give families who are affected by cancer a week’s holiday so that they can spend quality time with each other in what can be a distressing time.
Tracy said: “The financial side of it is just so hard, and you can’t always afford a holiday.
“She wants to give people the opportunity to get away with their family because you often don’t really get time together.”
They are due to meet with representatives from CLIK Sargent to discuss the next steps in their plans.