Julie & Harry to open town's new look Sainsburys

PUBLISHED: 10:24 29 August 2006 | UPDATED: 22:10 28 May 2010

JULIE BOYLE: “Already a VIP”

JULIE BOYLE: "Already a VIP"

MARCH mum Julie Boyle and youngster Harry Fynn-Brand will be opening the town s new look Sainsbury s on Thursday. In a competition run by the Cambs Times and Sainsbury s the two special readers are thought to be the perfect duo to open the store after its

HARRY FYNN-BRAND: “Inspiration to all”

MARCH mum Julie Boyle and youngster Harry Fynn-Brand will be opening the town's new look Sainsbury's on Thursday.

In a competition run by the Cambs Times and Sainsbury's the two special readers are thought to be the perfect duo to open the store after its £1 million refit.

Nominations flooded in to find someone who deserved to be treated like a VIP and our panel of judges picked Julie to win the £50 shopping voucher and to perform the VIP opening ceremony.

But she won't be alone, because our judges felt a special invitation to join her should be offered to brave youngster Harry Fynn-Brand to accompany Julie.

And Sainsburys will be making a special presentation to young Harry after the nomination touched the hearts of the judging panel.

Julie of Westwood Avenue was nominated by her family for the special way she looks after them all. There are now four generations living in her extended home and she is the unofficial carer of them all.

A letter nominating Julie said: "We all love her and she is already a VIP. We hope you will agree."

The courage of Harry Fynn-Brand who has spent the last year fighting a rare form of bone cancer impressed us all.

His mum Angela of Cavalry Park, March, wrote to say how Harry was diagnosed with the illness just days before his ninth birthday last September.

He spent his ninth birthday in the operating theatre and most of last year in hospital having chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Angela said: "Harry is an inspiration to all who know him and I am full of admiration and pride for my young son."

Julie and Harry will be given a tour of the shop before the official opening at 9am. Julie will receive a £50 voucher to spend at Sainsbury's and there is a surprise in store for Harry.

Both winners will be given a framed photograph by the Cambs Times as a memento of the special day.

The judging panel described all the entries as "extraordinarily worthy" and said they would have liked to have invited every one of the nominees to attend.

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