Fairytale carriage ride along Scarborough seafront for brave little Jessica Saye

A brave little Scarborough girl with an untreatable brain tumour has seen her fairytale dreams brought to life.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 2:29 pm
Jessica Saye.

Dressed in a glittering gown, Jessica Saye took a horse and carriage ride from North Bay and along Marine Drive on Saturday.

Living like a princess for a day was one of several wishes the nine-year-old’s family from Scarborough Old Town are trying to fulfil for their cherished girl.

“She really enjoyed it,” said her mum Kelly.

Jessica and her family at the North Bay.

Jessica’s tumour was diagnosed in March 2019 following lengthy investigations after she suffered a stroke and seizures.

She initially underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy but last month she and her family were given the devastating news that the tumour was advancing.

“The treatment worked well at first but then Jessica started deteriorating,” said Kelly.

“We were told after another scan that Jessica would not be able to have any more treatment because it wasn't working any more and the tumour was progressing.”

Jessica and mum Kelly.

Since then, Jessica’s family and friends have been rallying round to try to make the courageous little girl’s dreams come true.

The horse and carriage experience was arranged by a friend and carried out by KRM Horse Drawn Carriage Services.

Jessica, described by Kelly as “really clever, creative, kind and loving”, was joined by other members of her family, including younger sister Daisy, who were also dressed as royalty for the trip.

Both girls are pupils at Friarage Community Primary School.

The horse and carriage ride was a wish come true for Jessica.

Jessica has also received a video message from singer Ed Sheeran and she would like to meet popstar Jess Glynne.

A fundraising page has been launched towards helping carry out her other wishes.

Donations have been flooding in. To donate to Jessica’s appeal, visit HERE

Jessica and sister Daisy are pupils at Friarage School.