Family of three-year-old Beau from Northamptonshire ‘deeply moved’ by offers of treats

Beau Mae Smith has been battling skin tissue cancer for the past two years
Beau Mae Smith has been battling skin tissue cancer for the past two years

The family of Beau Mae Smith have said they have been overwhelmed by offers of treats for the brave three-year-old.

Beau has been diagnosed with a rare cancer and doctors say she is unlikely to get better.

After an appeal for help to make her last months as memorable as possible, the family have had offers ranging from pamper sessions, manicure parties, days out, to offers of free stays in caravans.

They have even had an offer from a local theatre, who are putting on a show of Mister Maker from CBeebies, for free tickets to the show and a meet and greet afterwards.

Family friend Pat Hayes, who started the appeal, said: “Beau’s grandma said the response has been overwhelming.

“The family have been deeply moved by the community’s generosity, and would like to thank each and every person who offered their time and/or services for their precious little girl.

“I’m sure there will be many memories made for them all to treasure in the months and years ahead.

Mrs Hayes added: “I would also like to thank you at the Northampton Chronicle for agreeing to run the appeal on behalf of my support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grandparentsofcancerkids/”

Beau’s family have replied to all, and have had to turn down some generous offers as her current health makes them unsuitable, such as horseriding and fun activity days etc as she is no longer mobile.

There have also been 130 offers of financial donations, which have been directed to Beau’s JustGiving appeal page. A single donor gave an amazing £500.

As of Wednesday evening, the total stood at £2,720-plus, more than five times the target.

-Any companies or organisations that could offer Beau a special treat are asked to email Pat Hayes on hayes0333@gmail.com to get more information.