Joshua is the Proud Owner of a Mini Land Rover Thanks To Two Businessmen
PUBLISHED: 09:13 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010
CANCER patient Joshua Hinchliffe is the proud owner of a mini Land Rover thanks to the generous help of two businessmen. After suffering a severe infection over Christmas, which led to him being hospitalised for the whole of the Christmas holiday, Joshua
CANCER patient Joshua Hinchliffe is the proud owner of a mini Land Rover thanks to the generous help of two businessmen.
After suffering a severe infection over Christmas, which led to him being hospitalised for the whole of the Christmas holiday, Joshua came home to a new toy, a mini Land Rover, for him to drive around his garden in Southery. It even has a personalised numberplate reading Joshua 1.
Joshua's mum Janette Hinchliffe told the Ely Standard: "With a huge amount of effort and fundraising, Joshua is now the proud owner of a Toylander. We must say a big thank you to Richard Shepherd from Real Life Toys (www.toylander.co.uk) for his generosity. But the biggest thank you must go to Peter Bickley from Little Rovers (www.littlerovers.co.uk) as without his many hours of effort, we would not have been able to make Joshua's dream come true."
Richard Shepherd supplied the plans and for Mr Bickley to build Joshua's Land Rover. Both men knew the family, who are enthusiastic amateur mechanics, before, when they supplied materials to build Joshua a small wooden jeep.
He told the Ely Standard: "Let's just hope he has a lifetime to enjoy it."
Doctors found a tumour the size of a melon in six-year-old Joshua's pelvis last year, and he has been receiving chemotherapy at Addenbrooke's hospital. He was hospitalised over Christmas after his Hickman line, a tube to administer his chemotherapy medication, got infected.
Mr Bickley is modifying the Land Rover so that the horn and lights work when Joshua comes back from his latest round of chemotherapy.
Pic cap: Joshua road tests his new mini Land Rover.