Family of Jamie Butcher raise �1,000 to send seriously ill girl on Christmas trip to Lapland

THE family of Wisbech crash victim Jamie Butcher have raised �1,000 to help send a seriously ill 10-year-old girl on her dream Christmas trip.

Jamie, 22, was killed by a speeding driver as he walked across a pedestrian crossing in Churchill Road, in February 2011.

His mother Tina, sister Hollie and stepfather Steve Green held a series of fund-raising events in his memory last year, including jumble sales at Onyx Court, Wisbech.

They donated �1,000 to When You Wish Upon a Star, a charity which aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Samantha Spencer, from the charity, said the money went towards “sending a very courageous little girl called Emmie, aged 10, to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas.

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“This is a very magical experience which enables the children to escape their illnesses for a few hours, have fun in the snow and be carefree for the day.”

Jamie’s family said they were delighted to be able to make the youngster’s Christmas dream come true.

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Mr Green said: “We were so pleased to be able to send Emmie on a magical trip to see the real Santa.

“We would like to thank all the generous people, especially those from Wisbech, who supported us last year.”

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