An Ilkeston grandmother arranged a fun day to raise cash for the hospital ward that treated her little grandson for cancer.
Joshua Hinman, three, was diagnosed with leukaemia just before Christmas and was immediately given treatment at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
His grandmother, Jane Holmes, arranged the event at the Charter pub on South Street on Saturday and it raised at least £400 for the children’s cancer ward.
Jane said: “When Joshua was diagnosed it was a massive shock for us all but they got to work with his treatment the next morning.
“He was in surgery first thing and they have been fantastic with his care.
“Without them he would have been made to go to Sheffield or Birmingham so the ward has made a real difference.
“This is a small thing to do but we want to show our gratitude.”
Joshua, who lives in Long Eaton, with his mum Stephanie Hinman, dad, Howard Noble and brother Neil, 13, is currently in remission but will be closely monitored for the next few years.
Speaking about when the family were dealt the news Stephanie said: “It was a complete shock at first but things moved so quickly we didn’t have time to take it all in.
“It’s only now that it’s starting to sink in but the treatment has gone well and the outlook is good.
“He’s had his bad days but he’s stayed smiling throughout, we’re really proud with how he’s dealt with it.”