WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
FINAL 1 MAY 2016
THE GUMBALL 3000 PAY TRIBUTE TO BROXBURN TEENAGER SHANNON HUGHES WHO RECENTLY LOST HER BATTLE TO CANCER
When the Gumball 3000 came to Edinburgh in 2014, as a beneficiary charity of The Gumball 3000 Foundation, When You Wish Upon a Star were in a privileged position to invite a few of their Wish children together with their families as VIP's. One of their beautiful Wish children that had been invited along with her family, was local teenager Shannon Hughes from Broxburn who was thrilled to have been invited and thoroughly enjoyed her experience. Everyone Shannon met at the Gumball Rally in 2014 was very courteous and kind. Shannon was also invited to experience first hand what it was like to be driven in the Gumball car of Garreth and Nicola Wood. Nicola who is patron of When You Wish Upon a Star stopped enroute to take Shannon to the Five Sisters Zoo where Shannon met a few of the animals up close and personal.
On the 20th April 2016 Shannon lost her brave battle to cancer and earned her Angel Wings. When Maximillion Cooper and the Gumball 3000 family heard about Shannon’s passing, it was decided that on departing from Edinburgh on the Monday morning, that EVERY Gumball participant and quite a few of the cars would all wear a gold ribbon as a tribute and a mark of respect to Shannon and to show support to her wonderful family Audrey (Mum), Paul (Dad), Dylan (brother) and Rachel (sister).
Margaret Rowarth Scotland Regional manager at When You Wish Upon a Star said
“We cannot thank Maximillion and Eve Cooper and the entire Gumball 3000 family for what was a beautiful tribute to Shannon and we would like to say a huge thank you to every one of the Gumball Family of participants, who ALL wore a gold ribbon today for Shannon on their jackets and also large gold ribbons on their cars. The tribute was overwhelming and very much appreciated by Shannon’s family who came along to see the cars arrive las
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