Family gear to raise money for Clare’s Disney Dream

Clare Baillie with her children Evie-Mae and Albie and husband Kane Picture: Paul Jacobs (151031-5)
Clare Baillie with her children Evie-Mae and Albie and husband Kane Picture: Paul Jacobs (151031-5)
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  • Terminally-ill Clare Baillie wants her family to go to Disney World
  • An extra £5,000 needs to be raised
  • Family and friends take part in colour run
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WHEN the plea went out to help cancer-stricken Clare Baillie fulfil her dream of going to Disney World £10,000 was raised in days.

But now the family faces a fresh challenge.

Half the money came from a charity which gave the money on the basis Clare would be travelling to the Florida resort.

But the 37-year-old is now to ill to go, so it has taken the money back.

She is desperate to see her family travel regardless, so they have set about fundraising again to make up the £5,000 shortfall.

So today her husband Kane, 27, of Kirpal Road, Baffins, and their children Albie, seven, and Evie-Mae, are due to take part in the 5k Brighton Colour Run.

She’s still really positive about us going to Disneyland and we’re all focusing on that

Kane Baillie, 27

Kane said: ‘At the moment Clare isn’t too good.

‘She has got a drain in that removes four litres of liquid from her lungs and has district nurses coming to visit her.

‘We’re just trying to get on with it as well as we can.

‘She’s still really positive about us going to Disney World and we’re all focusing on that.

‘We just want to have fun with this run and with the kids doing it, it will be extra special.

‘It makes them feel like they are contributing too.’

Clare’s friend Gina Tillett, who started the fundraising drive, will also be taking part in the run with her family.

Clare was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago.

Despite having the tumorous part removed and having chemotherapy, several months later she found out the cancer had spread to her liver. She had another operation to remove the tumour followed by more chemotherapy.

But last year she was told it had spread to her lungs and was inoperable.

It was then she decided she would not have any more chemotherapy, before she found out the cancer had spread to her kidney.

Clare’s bucket list, apart from going to Disney World, includes donating £1,000 each to the British Heart Foundation, Hannah’s Holiday Home, The Rowans Hospice and a cancer charity.

To sponsor the families in the Brighton run, go to justgiving.com/tillettsrunbrighton
To donate, visit the JustGiving page set up for Clare.

And on Twitter, use the hashtag #ClaresDisneyDream