Becky has her wishes come true

THE house of a teenager seriously injured in a hit and run has been turned into a festive wonderland.

Starlight Children's Foundation made Becky Jones' Christmas wish come true when the charity arranged for her home in Stainforth to be adorned with festive lights.

Family and friends joined the 16-year-old for the big turn on.

Becky had asked the charity to grant her the wish of a lifetime by decorating her Fifth Square home with Christmas cheer, and this they did from top to bottom, with snow machines, lights, santas, trees and wreaths.

Becky, suffered serious head injuries when she was knocked down by a green Vauxhall Vectra at a bus stop in Church Road, Stainforth, on December 20 last year.

Rachel Bunting, communications coordinator for The Children's Hospital Charity, said: "I was so touched from the first time I met Becky and heard about what she had been through.

"She truly is an inspirational girl and is so deserving of this Christmas wish.

"It was fantastic to see her face when she saw the house lit up. I just hope Becky and her family have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the beautiful lights."

As soon as news of brave Becky's wish came out in the community, everyone wanted to help.

Dobbies Garden World of Chesterfield were so moved by the story they donated 200 worth of lights.

At the lights switch on there was also a snow machine and a choir and over 30 local people turned out to watch including Look North TV and Radio Sheffield.

Becky's mum Sam said: "To have the house spectacular for Christmas and see Becky's dream come true…really is a dream come true for all the family!

"Last Christmas was so hard and we are so proud of Becky for how far she has come, this Christmas is so special for all of us. Thank you Starlight."

Starlight grants a once-in-a-lifetime wish for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.

To make a donation or refer a brave child like Becky, simply log on to www.starlight.org.uk or call 020 7262 2881. For every 1 you donate, Starlight can assure you that 91p goes towards helping Starlight's very ill children.

l Brendan McCardle (23) of New Park Estate, Ricky Davies (19) of Small Grove and Brett May (19) of Windsor Road, all Stainforth, had been due to stand trial accused of refusing to reveal the identity of the driver in relation to Becky's accident. However, their case was dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service ruled there was insufficient evidence to proceed.