Finley officially opens our Christmas shop

November 29, 2019
News

An eight-year-old from Bridgwater, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia, declared our shop, that’s dedicated to all things Christmassy, open last Friday (November 15, 2019).

Finley Larcombe, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy, cut the official ribbon and launched our Christmas shop on Friday, November 15.

We were delighted that Finley could help us open our shop and Christmas tree farm for the festive season. It was our treat to have him as our VIP for the evening. We are also inviting the Larcombe family back to choose one of our homegrown Christmas trees free of charge. We hope Finley and his family have a wonderful Christmas this year.

Natasha Larcombe, Finley’s mum,explained: “We were over the moon that Finley was selected to officially open Langford Lakes’ Christmas shop and Christmas tree farm.

“I nominated Finley because we had an awful Christmas last year as he was diagnosed with Leukaemia in December 2018 and is currently under going chemotherapy to treat it.

“Like most children,Finley loves Christmas and it was a real treat for him to have a festive evening at the Christmas tree farm. Finley’s brother Olly, who is four and his sister, Ebony aged 11 thoroughly enjoyed it too. We had a great time! Thanks to Langford Lakes for treating Finley to an extra special evening and kicking off our countdown to Christmas in style.”

Finley is now in the maintenance phase of treatment for Leukaemia, which consists of a daily oral chemotherapy and a weekly dose of another oral chemotherapy. He also has a weekly blood test. Once a month the family visits the hospital for IV chemo through his portacath and five days of steroids. 

Natasha added: “The past 11 months have been devastating for us as a family and adjusting to this new way of life has taken its toll on all of us. However, Finley, has handled it extremely well. We have our dark days, but we get through them. The first seven months were gruelling and harsh. 

“Finley is doing really well and treatment ceases on February 19, 2022. He is in complete remission from the cancer and we hope it stays this way and we can ring the bell!”

(Centre) Eight-year-old Finley Larcombe cutting the ribbon to officiallyopen the Christmas Shop with (from left to right) Clare Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, Finley’s parents, Gavin and Natasha Larcombeand Trudy Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm.

 

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Reg Hendy