Party to salute Leeds youngster’s courage

PARTY: Toby Dickens with reality television star Stacey Solomon.
PARTY: Toby Dickens with reality television star Stacey Solomon.
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A BRAVE Leeds boy was given a fun-filled experience at a special party held to salute the courage of all youngsters coping with cancer.

Five-year-old Toby Dickens, of Garforth, was a guest of honour at the circus-themed Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Star Awards party, held in partnership with TK Maxx, at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London.

Toby, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in August 2014, was one of 20 children from across the UK, who came together as special ambassadors to represent around 600 youngsters who have received Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards in the last year.

Toby, who was with his two-year-old brother Jake, mum Erica and Dad Ben, also met party host Stacey Solomon, before receiving a medal from the presenter and reality television star.

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