Magical day at castle for little princess Cerys

Sarah Lowndes with Cerys Edwards at Rockingham Castle
Sarah Lowndes with Cerys Edwards at Rockingham Castle

Brave little Cerys Edwards, who is receiving treatment for cancer, was a princess for a day, thanks to Rockingham Castle and the Make a Wish Foundation.

The four-year-old, of Sackville Street, Ketterinng, was transformed into her favourite fairytale character Rapunzel, and even let down her long golden locks from the castle’s tower.

Cerys was diagnosed with brain cancer in January and had a nine-hour operation to remove the tumour.

The cancer spread to her spine and the youngster has just completed six weeks treatment at University College Hospital in London.

The charity Make a Wish stepped to organise the special treat for Cerys and Rockingham Castle was more than happy to help.

The youngster’s mum Adele, 36, said: “We had a wonderful day and Cerys really enjoyed being Rapunzel.

“She loves princesses and even has a princess bed and television.

“The castle was absolutely stunning and it was a beautiful day. We can’t thank Rockingham Castle and the Make A Wish Foundation enough for everything they have done.”

The magical day started with a limo ride from Kettering to Rockingham.

Cerys looked every inch a princess in her long, pink dress, sparkly shoes and white cape.

Once at the castle the youngster, Adele and dad Jamie, 29, were joined by Sarah Lowndes, who runs a princess party company in Deeping St James.

She was dressed as the character Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

They were given a guided tour of the castle and then Cerys enjoyed a treasure hunt in the grounds when she found heaps of presents.

Afternoon tea was laid on, followed by a ride in the castle grounds in a horse and carriage, which was organised by Townies Carriage Masters of Wisbech.

Adele said: “We are all a bit tired after our stay in London but it really was a very special day for Cerys. She’s fascinated by princesses, so this couldn’t have been better.”

Rockingham Castle operations assistant Nicola Moss said: “When we were approached to make Cerys’ wish come true we were really happy to help out.”