Cancer sufferer Bailey Delaney, 6. A CRICKET club hundreds of kilometres away from Curdievale’s Bailey Delaney has been inspired by the youngster’s cancer fight.
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The Geelong Over 60s Cricket Club will host a function next Wednesday night where a special wish for Bailey will be granted.

Bailey has been diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer extending into his bone marrow, known as advanced alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Convenor Ross Price said although the wish was a secret until the event, Bailey had used his wish for a family member.

Mr Price said when the club realised the battle Bailey was facing they wanted to do something special to help.

“Kelvin Grant, from Princetown, is a family friend and he asked the club if we could do something to help,” he said. “I had an aggressive cancer last year and was close to death and we both thought something should be done.

“When you’ve got children and grandchildren and you see a child in this situation you want to do something.”

Mr Price said Geelong ruck coach Brad Ottens and footballer Daniel Menzel had agreed to help grant Bailey’s wish.

“He was allowed whatever wish he wanted and he wants one for a family member,” he said.

“He could have gone to the Gold Coast or Disneyland but that’s not what he’s chosen.

“We’ve also asked our members to bring a little present each for Bailey, which we’ll ask him to open each day of the six weeks he is in hospital.”

The club’s annual social dinner will be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the 13th Beach Golf Club, on Barwon Heads Road.

For more information or to book a ticket contact Ross Price on 5243 6261 or email [email protected]

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