A WIGAN mum was today beginning more than two continuous days of tattooing to help her cancer-stricken nephew.
Becky Prescott is to take part in a world record attempt by being inked non-stop for more than 50 hours at Diamond Tattoos in Ince, to raise money for Braiden Prescott, who has neuroblastoma.
Becky’s brother Wayne and his partner Stephanie Reece, need to raise £250,000 to send their three-year-old son to America for life saving treatment.
So far they have been able to gather £40,000 and are desperate for more funds to send Braiden, of Leigh, to America in December.
The 23-year-old said: “I will be attempting a Guinness World Record of being tattooed for a certain time in one session and at the same time I will be getting sponsored, with money going towards the Braiden Prescott Appeal. I will be having one full leg done, a sleeve and a large back piece,
“I have 13 tattoos already, including one of a poem for Braiden on my forearm, so I am used to needles and having them done.
“I am not bothered about the pain - I am more worried about the length of time I have to sit in a chair, because it will be for two days. But I am pretty confident I can get through it, as I will focus on helping Braiden.
“It feels like I can do something by myself for him, rather than just a simple fund-raiser.
“This is my way of helping out and Braiden will be able to see the tattoos and appreciate what people have done for him.”
Becky, of Leigh, said: “The place will be open for 24 hours, so people can come in any time and watch and donate money for Braiden.
“We hope to raise as much money as we can to help Braiden. I can’t imagine what my brother and Stephanie are going through.”
Braiden’s dad, Wayne said: “Braiden had a bone marrow transplant a month ago. At the minute he is doing well and is ahead of schedule.
“He still needs to attend Manchester Christie Hospital for scans and radiotherapy and he will be going to America the first week in December, so we really appreciate everyone’s fund-rasing effort.”
Braiden’s treatment will be part-funded by Families Against Neuroblastoma charity, which will make up the shortfall of what his family manage to raise.
Any monies raised after his treatment will go towards the organisation.