About Lucy's Days Out
Lucy was just six when she developed "Rhabdomyosarcoma" a solid inoperable tumor in her head. She had harsh chemotherapy and radiotherapy which seemed to work as Lucy was well for four years but sadly she relapsed in March 2009 and lost the battle this time.
During the last six years Lucy had wonderful holidays and days out through different charities making a 'horrible life' fun! When Lucy knew she was dying she asked if we would do special things to remember her on her birthday. This is where she came up with the idea of the charity; she even designed her own logo for Lucy’s Days Out.
Lucy died on the 23rd September 2010 after years of suffering. Unfortunately years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment did not work for Lucy. In Lucy’s last few months her dying wish was to help others by forming a local charity. Keith Hartland, Jerry Holt and Peter Tanner teamed up with Julie Page to set up the Lucy’s Days Out Charity in August 2010. The trustees, supported by a very willing committee, local businesses and many more, are committed to making Lucy’s dying wish a reality.
Lucy Page was a bright, happy young girl who had lived with cancer a long time and treasured all her special days out.
When Lucy knew her cancer was untreatable, she asked her family to set up a charity in her memory. Lucy decided she would like families living with serious illnesses to enjoy special outings like the ones she had enjoyed.
To give a child a reason to smile is such a rewarding thing, also as a family it is a heart warming experience to have a fun day amongst many dark days of hospital visits.
Lucy was very courageous and designed the title and logo, along with the charity aims, herself.