09:30AM, Friday 23 November 2012
An 11-year-old girl had her wish granted by spending the day at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor.
Imogen Richings, from Coulsdon, London, was diagnosed with life threatening cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2011.
She spent a lot of time in hospital for treatment away from home; yet was very brave and determined.
Her mum Celia contacted Starlight Children’s foundation, the wish-granting charity for children with serious and terminal illnesses, as Imogen always wanted to visit the world famous Battersea.
Celia said of their visit on November 1: "We all had a wonderful time finding out more about what Battersea does and meeting some of the lovely animals in their care."
Kaye Mughal, centre manager at Battersea Old Windsor, added: "Spending time with animals can be very therapeutic, and that was certainly highlighted today.”
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.