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    Weʼve raised £2,090 to Raising funds for a 'wish' holiday for Riley Keating who will be entering remission following a 3 year fight against cancer.

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    In 2014, Riley was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4. This was incomprehensible news for his family and they could not see what the future ahead of them held. We as a community have followed Riley’s journey. We have seen how through this time, he has shown great strength and courage for such a young boy while being continually compassionate and thoughtful of others. Not only this, we have seen Cat and Aaron, Riley’s wonderful parents, continue to show what outstanding and caring individuals they are. They have had to deal with unimaginable lows throughout Riley’s treatment, not always knowing which way everything would turn out. They have attempted to continue with the normal trials of everyday life, juggling work to ensure Riley has a parent with him at all times throughout his hospital and home stays and providing a home for their two gorgeous boys but this has taken a toll on the whole family physically, emotionally and financially. The effects of a cancer diagnosis are catastrophic on a family but during the last 3 years they all have still given their time and contributed to the local community; Riley through many fundraising activities, Aaron through his support for Pen Phoenix, Cat by ensuring the Cratzycatz dance gang go from strength to strength and also Charlie, who adores his big brother Riley and makes everyone smile on days that seem ever so dark . We as a community can show Riley and his family that we want to be part of his journey as he enters remission this month and looks towards his future.

    When a child is fighting a life-threatening condition, hospital stays, isolation and intense treatment are part of their everyday reality. Imagination can be the only thing that helps them escape. Dreaming about the world of football has helped Riley throughout his cancer treatment. He has imagined being like one of his football idols and playing football….he is now building up his strength and playing footie for Pen Phoenix! Riley would love to visit Barcelona where his idols play and now that he is coming to the end of his treatment this dream could become true with our help. On 7th October, I am doing a walk starting early morning from Dwygyfylchi, along the coast towards Tregarth and onwards to Llanberis, finishing the walk at the top of Snowdon all in one day. I am doing this to raise funds to give Riley a ‘wish’ holiday. It’s a holiday that will allow him to experience something that he and his family never thought would be possible over the last 3 years of treatment - a future, such a simple word but so hard to see 3 years ago. Please help Riley’s wish come true and help him and his family have this time to look to the future as a family. I wish to raise £2000, any money raised over that that amount will be put towards helping them get back on their feet as a family. Thank you x

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    • Laura Shackleton5 months ago
      Laura Shackleton

      Laura Shackleton

      5 months ago

      Well I started off at 4.32am and now at Tregarth. Hubby Ian just picking Seal up now to rest her paws and they will meet me again at the bottom of Snowdon to walk up with me. Seal was a great comfort for me while walking in the dark but she did give me a fright when I turned on my head torch and I thought I saw the shadow of a large were wolf!!! Remember it's not too late to donate towards Riley's wish holiday ❤️

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    • Laura Shackleton5 months ago
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      Laura Shackleton

      5 months ago

      Only 3 more days till the walk and we have raised through just giving, cash donation and raffle, the awesome amount of £1750!!! Myself and Riley's family are utterly overwhelmed with the kindness and support being shown and with the news that Riley has entered remission, it has been an unbelievable few weeks! Lets try and reach our target of £2000 so please have a read of the link and keep sharing! Here's a picture to put a smile on your face, the gorgeous Riley and his adorable little brother, Charlie ❤️

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    • Laura Shackleton5 months ago
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      5 months ago

      Wow, we have raised just over £1000 on the just giving page! Also heard the fantastic news that Cllr Anne Mccaffrey held a collection at Dwygyfylchi's community meeting raising over £100 and Aliscrafts in Penmaenmawr raised £67 in a raffle. I have also received cash donations too so in total we have raised just over £1350!!!! Thank you everyone for the support you are showing Riley and his family, it is greatly appreciated and the family are overwhelmed. Up hills today doing a prep walk, weather not great but I could see home!

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    • Lisa

      Lisa

      Oct 15, 2017

      Excellent selfless thing you've done! This world needs more people like you in it! Well done to you. And Riley! What a child... ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      £10.00

    • Sophie Owen

      Sophie Owen

      Oct 9, 2017

      Amazing well.done Laura .. all the best to Riley and his family i hope he has a wonderful holiday x

      £10.00

    • LISA WILSON

      LISA WILSON

      Oct 8, 2017

      What a gorgeous young manYou all deserve a holydayx

      £20.00

    • Kayleigh Griffin

      Kayleigh Griffin

      Oct 8, 2017

      Have a lovely holiday Riley! Xxx

      £20.00

    • Sarah Helm

      Sarah Helm

      Oct 8, 2017

      Congratulations Laura! 🍾 What an inspiration you are to your family, friends and community. Xxx💞

      £10.00

    • Lucy c davies

      Lucy c davies

      Oct 7, 2017

      Well done laura...enjoy your holiday you all deserve it xxx❤xxx

      £10.00

    • Nicola Wish

      Nicola Wish

      Oct 7, 2017

      Just amazing! 💖

      £10.00

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