A BOY with an inoperable brain tumour who dreamt of living like a millionaire has had his wish come true – with a stay at the world-famous Dorchester hotel, his own butler and unlimited sweets.

Ten-year-old Jack Weaver, from Brough with St Giles near Richmond, is living with an inoperable brain tumour located in his spinal cord.

His family first realised something wasn’t right when he kept waking up in the middle of the night with unbearable neck pain. When painkillers didn’t help, doctors sent him for an MRI scan, which revealed a tumour in his spinal cord, at the base of his skull. It was putting pressure on his nerves, causing the pain and affecting movement in his arms and sometimes his walking.

Due to its location the tumour cannot be operated on, but radiotherapy and steroids prevent the tumour from growing larger and Jack is monitored regularly.

His family turned to the children’s wish granting charity Make-A-Wish UK to restore Jack’s confidence and something fun to focus on.

Jack is a big fan of supercars and the TV show Richie Rich, where an ordinary boy ends up becoming a millionaire and living a fun and crazy lifestyle.

Earlier this year, Jack’s One True Wish, to be a millionaire, was granted with a stay at The Dorchester five star hotel in London.

He travelled to London for a weekend with his mother, Vicky, dad Ricky and older brother Joseph, 16. After taking in some of London’s famous sights in a limousine, the family checked in to their home for two nights in the famous hotel.

Staying in the exclusive Suri suite, complete with his own butler on hand, Jack enjoyed the vast suite, including a cinema room, terrace, dining room and endless supplies of sweets, popcorn and candyfloss.

The two brothers had personalised pillowcases and dressing gowns and even got to cook with executive chef, Henry Brosi, in the hotel’s kitchens before enjoying an Indian banquet at the exclusive chef’s table.

Jack experienced life as a millionaire by shopping for a supercar at nearby showrooms, sitting in Maseratis, Lamborghinis and Ferraris.

His mum, Vicky, said: “When Jack first found out, he was worried, especially when he heard the word cancer. We had to have the difficult conversation that you never ever think you’re going to have with your child, but it was just about keeping Jack positive and saying, look, you’re going to come through this, you’ll be OK.

“The wish has just been amazing from start to finish. This is the kind of wish that money just could not buy. It’s been beyond anything we could have ever imagined.”

Lucy Dowling, Jack’s Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish UK said: “Jack’s wish was so fun to work on and epitomises the creativity of a child’s imagination.

“The Dorchester hotel went out of their way to make Jack’s wish special and a weekend to remember and treasure forever.

“We really believe that giving a family quality time away from the daily realities of living with their illness can give children hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight – whatever the future may hold.”

Make-A-Wish UK grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.

To make a donation to help a child experience their One True Wish, or to find out more please visit; make-a-wish.org.uk or telephone; 01276 40 50 70.