Hartlepool girl’s princess dream is a step closer, thanks to generous donors

Keisha Watson who would love to be a princess for a day.
Keisha Watson who would love to be a princess for a day.

Hartlepool has responded in style to help brave Keisha Watson become a princess for a day.

Just days ago, we told how the five-year-old from Hartlepool fought back from the brink of death in an astonishing battle with leukaemia.

We have had quite a few donations because of the story

Stephen Picton

And even though she still has to attend hospital 35 times a year for chemotherapy in her legs and stomach, and bone marrow lumbar punctures, she is winning her fight for life and doctors say her condition is treatable.

Keisha now has a very special wish as she continues her recovery. She wants to be a princess for the day and her dream has captured the hearts of the people of Hartlepool.

The campaign to make it happen for the St Aidan’s Primary School student has been launched by town taxi driver Stephen Picton.

He previously told how Keisha had melted his heart after he heard of her health fight, which then featured in the Mail this week.

Stephen said: “We have had quite a few donations because of the story.”

He said the Just Giving page set up to help Keisha had already received more than £230 in support.

And the donated items to make her big day come true continued to amass.

A venue has been found and a singalong movie will also be part of the day to remember. Keisha will also be getting a princess makeover next week.

Companies have already pledged a horse and carriage, cakes and balloons with a Frozen theme, a bouncy castle, princess characters who will attend on the day, cupcakes, a rocking horse, a film crew to record it all and a photographer.

But there are still some items which still need to be sourced. Stephen wants to provide a buffet for Keisha’s evening to remember.

And he also wants to find dozens of people to make up a cheering crowd to welcome Keisha to her princess night.

If you can help to make a little girl’s dream come true, visit the “Make keisha a princess for the day” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/keisha hartle.