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Grand Prix trip 'a dream come true' for brave duo
2:10pm Saturday 26th May 2012 in Headlines
A teenager who battled cancer said a VIP trip to this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix is a dream come true.
Charlie Leach, 17, from Witney, and 11-year-old Jack Godfrey, from Burford, were flown out by private jet on Thursday.
Charlie, pictured second left, was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2011.
In September, he told the Oxford Mail the disease had forced him to put his dream of becoming a Formula One engineer on hold.
He battled through daily radiotherapy for five weeks, but is now back at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College in Bicester and hoping to secure a job with a Formula One team.
He said in September: “If anything, this has made me more determined to achieve what I want.”
Yesterday he said: “It is really exciting, like a dream come true.”
Jack, pictured right, has been fighting a brain tumour for more than two years since his diagnosis in March, 2010.
They and two other children have access-all-area passes for the event.
The five-day trip was arranged by Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants wishes for children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Also pictured, from left, are Ciaran Ross, nine, pilot Alex Theodoro and Finn Denyer, five.