Keep Smiling for Becky: Cousin of Hartlepool princes takes on onesie walk to help other families

Dylan Davidson in his Onesie. Picture by FRANK REID

Dylan Davidson in his Onesie. Picture by FRANK REID

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A cousin of Hartlepool’s princess Becky Bell will lead a fundraising onesie walk to help other families dealing with terminal illnesses.

Twelve-year-old Dylan Davidson came up with the fun idea to help a website set up by Becky’s family called Keep Smiling for Becky.

He misses Becky loads, he really does, so when he said he wanted to do something like this I thought it was a brilliant idea

Julie Bell, Becky’s mum

The website was set up in memory of the happy seven-year-old Becky Bell, who tragically died of cancer in 2012.

It raises funds in order to help the families of other youngsters who are going through the same thing to cope financially and devote all their attention to their children.

A group of family and friends will complete a sponsored walk along Seaton promenade on Sunday morning – and onesies are optional.

Becky’s mum Julie Bell said: “We are raising funds all the time for Becky’s website and Dylan wanted to do something himself.

“He misses Becky loads, he really does, so when he said he wanted to do something like this I thought it was a brilliant idea.

“Quite a few people have said they are going to come along and also family members are doing it as well.

“The more support we get the better.”

It starts at 10.30am and goes from Seaton Clock Tower to the Seaton Reach complex, Coronation Drive, and back again.

Onesies, pyjamas or just casual clothing are allowed.

Julie stressed the event will depend on the weather, which is forecast to be cloudy but dry.

Supporters can turn up on the day and it costs £2.50 per person to enter.

The Keep Smiling for Becky website offers grants to help make special memories or give financial help to families of terminally ill children aged four to 16 in the North East.

Becky’s family state on the site: “Our Angel is the driving force behind this, which motivates us to help others who are in the same position as we were and its our goal to raise as much money as possible to help those families when its needed most.”

For more, visit www.keepsmilingforbecky.com