Shrek star Amanda caps off fairytale visit for Becky

Becky with Amanda Holden.
Becky with Amanda Holden.

LITTLE Becky Bell started off her trip of a lifetime by meeting a fairytale princess.

Cancer sufferer Becky, seven, met Amanda Holden, who plays Princess Fiona in the stage production of Shrek in London’s West End.

The brave youngster enjoyed a magical five days in Disneyland Paris with her proud family – the trip she has always wanted to go on.

During the “perfect” break, the seven year old, who is battling brain cancer, met all of her favourite Disney characters.

The Hartlepool youngster even got the opportunity to take part in the parade with all of the Disney princesses.

“It was just perfect,” said Becky’s delighted mum, Julie, 40.

“Everybody went out of their way to make it special, it was a dream for Becky.

“I think her highlight was meeting Cinderella, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, but there was so much going on, it was absolutely fantastic.”

The magical journey began with two days in London where Becky got the opportunity to meet Amanda Holden who is playing Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical on the West End.

Then it was off to Paris for the trip Becky has always dreamed of.

Alongside her proud parents, Julie and Mark, brother, Mark, 11, sister, Vicki, 23, auntie and uncle Kath and George Bell, grandparents Gina and Terry Hitchen and great nana Daisy Bell, Becky was subject to celebrity treatment and a week of magical surprises.

She was given a Dreamwish necklace which meant she could meet every one of the Disney characters and she did not have to queue for any of the rides.

The Rift House Primary School pupil even got the chance to wear a new princess dress and her pink wig as she lined up with Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and Co in the Disney parade.

“At times it was emotional, but it was just such a perfect trip,” added Julie.

“It was the first time for all of us at Disneyland Paris and we all absolutely loved it.”

Becky was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year.

The courageous youngster has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and starts a gruelling six-month course of treatment a week on Saturday.

Since her devastating diagnosis featured in the Mail, kind-hearted residents dug deep and raised a spectacular £19,000 for the family to enjoy the trip and to help out with travel costs.

Julie added: “I would just like to thank everyone who helped to make this trip happen.

“We are so grateful, we can’t thank people enough.”