Bury St Edmunds seven-year-old in remission from cancer is surprised with trip to Legoland

Simone Wilby, Kodie's mum, Frankie Worthington, Elf and Premier operations director, Kodie, and Stev

Simone Wilby, Kodie's mum, Frankie Worthington, Elf and Premier operations director, Kodie, and Steve Eastaugh, Santa and Premier chief operations officer. Picture: PREMIER - Credit: Archant

A seven-year-old from Bury St Edmunds who is in remission from cancer was surprised at his school with a trip to Legoland thanks to a company’s Christmas campaign.

Kodie Pollock, who attends Hardwick Primary School, was awarded the trip after being nominated for the Christmas Genie campaign, which is organised by Premier Education Group – the largest children’s activity provider in the UK.

Kodie is currently in remission from a Wilms’ tumour and is having regular checks to make sure nothing comes back.

Premier’s very own Father Christmas (chief operating officer Steve Eastaugh) and one of his helpful elves (operations director Frankie Worthington) made their way to Bury St Edmunds on Thursday to surprise Kodie with the trip for him and his family.

Kodie’s mum, Simone Wilby, who nominated Kodie for the surprise, said: “He still has to have regular checks every three months to make sure nothing has come back.

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“Kodie struggles academically and physically he has pain in his legs a lot from the after effects of chemotherapy. He’s such a happy, sociable little boy and deserves a treat.”

The aim of the Christmas Genie campaign was to make Christmas that little bit brighter for four children and their families throughout the UK this year. The campaign consisted of parents nominating their children online, including their top three Christmas wishes, and a reason why they deserve to win one of them.

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The company said it received hundreds of entries and was incredibly difficult to choose just four children.

Gemma Howell, from Premier, who organised the Christmas Genie campaign, said: “Premier are honoured to surprise Kodie with his Christmas wish - he is a truly inspirational, brave little boy who deserves an extra special Christmas treat.”

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