Standard Recieves Hundreds Of Get Well Cards For Joshua

PUBLISHED: 12:39 26 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:35 04 May 2010

Joshua opens some of the hundreds of cards he has received

Joshua opens some of the hundreds of cards he has received

HUNDREDS of get well cards have been pouring into the Ely Standard office for brave cancer patient Joshua Hinchliffe. Joshua, who is six, has received cards and presents from strangers all via the Ely Standard office. One well-wisher sent Joshua, who

HUNDREDS of 'get well' cards have been pouring into the Ely Standard office for brave cancer patient Joshua Hinchliffe.

Joshua, who is six, has received cards and presents from strangers all via the Ely Standard office. One well-wisher sent Joshua, who has cancer of the liver, abdomen, pelvis and stomach lining, a Land Rover sign. Joshua, who is a fan of quad biking, loves Land Rovers and all things mechanical.

Mum Janette, from Southery, told us she was really touched that people had gone to the trouble of sending cards and messages.

"He's getting popular!" she joked. "People are so nice - to have gone to the trouble to go out and buy cards or make them - Joshua is so pleased."

His cards will be strung up around his bedroom at home and provide a welcome distraction for Joshua who continues to visit Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for regular chemotherapy.

INFO: If you would like to show your support for Joshua, send him a card c/o the Ely Standard, 38 Market Street, Ely CB7 4LS or post a message on our online message board at www.elystandard24.co.uk - you can reach it by clicking on Joshua's photo on the right hand side of the page.

Messages from our online Joshua message board at: www.elystandard24.co.uk/joshua this week:

Dear Joshua, I just wanted to say you are a very brave little boy, I hope you make a very speedy recovery and send you lots of love keep on smiling you're a very special little boy xxxxxx From Janie

Hi Joshua. We read about you in the Ely Standard and my little boy is just a year older than you, and we thought how brave you're being. This is a short note to wish you good luck and we hope that you will soon be well enough to go near the Land Rovers again! With our best wishes to a very brave young man. Love from Rosemary and Joseph Aveston xx

hello josh we hope you are doing well and we must say your a great young lad and an inspiration to us all keep smiling all our thoughts are with you with love hayley dave and boys xxxx

Dear Joshua

You don't know me but I've read all about you and I think you are truly special.

I just wanted to write and send you a big 'Get Well' wish.

Your courage and bravery are a true inspiration.

I'm hoping and praying you will feel much better soon.

Lots of love and hugs.

Sarah Lawrence. xxx

Photo: HELEN DRAKE

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Joshua is pictured with just some of the cards Ely Standard readers have sent in.

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