Bersted superheroes cause food fight ‘carnage’

Sam Hedger, 19, has terminal cancer and he ticked off one of his bucket list by having a food fight at Billingshurst Fire Station.
Sam Hedger, 19, has terminal cancer and he ticked off one of his bucket list by having a food fight at Billingshurst Fire Station.

THINGS got messy on Saturday as a group of Bersted charity superheroes helped a young cancer sufferer tick an item off his ‘bucket list’.

Sam Hedger, 19, has driven a tank and been on a helicopter ride, and one of the things on his list was to have a food fight.

Sam Hedger, 19, has terminal cancer and he ticked off one of his bucket list by having a food fight at Billingshurst Fire Station

Sam Hedger, 19, has terminal cancer and he ticked off one of his bucket list by having a food fight at Billingshurst Fire Station

That dream came true at Billingshurst Fire Station on Saturday as ‘complete carnage’ was caused by all involved.

Sam’s mum Linda said: “We met the Pink Pub to Paris riders at the SpiritFM awards, where Sam won the Courage award.

“He told them about his list and wanting to have a food fight and they decided to make it happen, and it was just crazy.”

After overcoming cancer at the age of just two, Sam was diagnosed with a different type of bone cancer aged 16. His left leg and pelvis had to be amputated, but in March this year the cancer returned and he was told his condition was terminal.

Linda says her son has ‘never once complained’ but set about compiling a bucket list of things he wants to do.

Linda thanked the Billingshurst firefighters, the charity riders from Bersted, as well as Tesco, Morrisons, More Food Ltd and Tudor Catering for providing the food for the fight.