Henry, also known as Henry the Brave, celebrated his fifth
birthday on Saturday 23 May.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, it meant that Henry was
spending his birthday in lockdown and that the plans for him to visit a Fire
Station could not go ahead. Crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service worked together to make sure that
Henry had an extra special birthday.
The Service had organised a drive-by of fire engines from
Bingham and Highfields Fire Station, as well as creating a special birthday
video message from Crews across the whole of the Service.
Matt Reavill, Group Manager, said: “It was humbling to see
the lengths that the Service had gone to, to make Henry’s day the best it could
Last June, Henry the Brave was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma,
a rare form of childhood cancer. He loves the Fire Service and dreams of being a
Henry’s family are in touch with a national charity called Solving
Kids’ Cancer, who explore options for treatment. However, with Neuroblastoma
there is a high chance of it returning. They are currently raising money for
treatment to prevent the cancer coming back.
Henry’s dad, Graham said: “It was a great surprise for
Henry, we know he is going to be talking about this for a very long time.”
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone at
NFRS for their amazing efforts and making it a birthday to remember.”
Henry has described his birthday as amazing, saying he loved
it ‘more than you will ever know.’