Train driver Daniel has a day to remember at Bluebell Railway

Good evening,

I came across this story that appeared in the Mid Sussex Times and its truly heart-rending.

A ten-year-old boy with a terminal illness has been granted his wish of a life time – to become a train driver for the day.

When he was born Daniel Bainbridge from Abingdon, was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes tumours to grow along nerves. In 2012 he had intense chemotherapy after being diagnosed with an optic pathway glioma.

Daniel’s mother Julia contacted Starlight Children’s Foundation to help grant his wish – who organised a trip to the Bluebell Railway.

The rest of the story can be found here


The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a charity that grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertaining over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. The work they do is truly amazing and life changing, Starlight is entirely dependent on the generosity of people and companies like you. We do not receive funding from the government or the National Lottery, but there many ways you can help and I urgue you to check out there website that can be found here.

I would like to end this with a big thank you to both the Bluebell Railway and the Didcot Railway Society for making this young boys dream come true and remind us all how lucky we are in life.



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