Kodie has superhero treat at Bury restaurant’s fund raiser

Captain America Kodie Pollock takes on Darth Vader during his Frankie and Benny's treat ANL-160706-164357001
Captain America Kodie Pollock takes on Darth Vader during his Frankie and Benny's treat ANL-160706-164357001
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The mother of a little boy who has been treated for a kidney tumour has praised a restaurant that laid on a special superhero treat for him.

Six-year-old Kodie Pollock, who had an operation and chemotherapy to treat a Wilms Tumour in 2014, was made a special guest by the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant chain to celebrate its partnership with Rays of Sunshine, a charity which grants wishes for seriously ill children across the UK.

Kodie Pollock and his mum Simone Wilby ANL-160706-164345001

Kodie Pollock and his mum Simone Wilby ANL-160706-164345001

Over the bank holiday, Frankie & Benny’s in Bury St Edmunds hosted a range of heroic fundraising activities, including children’s games and prizes to be won to help fund wishes for seriously ill children like Kodie.

But they also invited him and his family to a free lunch, which Kodie attended in his new Captain America uniform and took on Darth Vader.

Kodie’s mum Simone Wilby, from Woodside Close, said: “He absolutely loved it. He loves dressing up and it’s little things like this that mean a lot to him after all he’s been through.

“They made us feel really welcome and the manager said we could have whatever we wanted.

“One of the staff was dressed as Darth Vader and he was showing Kodie the light sabres he had.”

Kodie will have to have three-monthly check ups for another three years, and one he had on Tuesday was all clear.

Martin Sadd, Bury Frankie & Benny’s general manager, said: “We’re so proud to help fund magical wishes for seriously ill children, just like Kodie. Our customers are mostly families with children, so it’s great to be able to entertain them as well as help raise money for a cause we know they really care about.”