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Reece Puddington Passes into the West

The bravest of little Hobbit fans, Reece Puddington, passed on from this life and ended his six year battle with Neuroblastoma cancer today. The news came from the family’s Facebook page, which proclaimed him as a “Hobbit, Pirate and all around inspiration!”


Young Reece gained the attention of Peter Jackson earlier this year after the producer caught wind of his bucket list, which included seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Struck by Reece’s list, Jackson sent the young fan a personal video message and gifts.

Knowing the battle with cancer was nearing the end, the family posted the following message on their Facebook page May 9, 2014:


Hi everyone,
I know it’s been a while since my last proper update, but to be honest there hasn’t been anything different to report. My life was still very much about gaming, movies, eating and very little medical intervention etc. All was going well until the past week where there have been some noticeable little changes. As it’s been 6 years today since I was originally diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, I feel it’s the perfect time to announce that this will be my last update….I’m simply too weak and tired to have an active roll in my blog now.

Thank you to each and every one of you that has taken the time to like my page, follow, share, like and comment on my posts and for all the donations towards my bucket list.

You guys rock!

oh and don’t forget, although it’s too late for me to have a beach hut, there’s lots of children who could still benefit from one, so please keep the donations coming.

Love Reece. x

The Middle-earth News staff is heartbroken over this news and wishes to extend our deepest condolences to Reece’s family and those closest to him.

If you would like to reach out to the family by fan mail, gifts, or donations, they ask you use the information below:


Donate direct to their Nationwide bank account

Bank account. 33333334
Sort Code. 07-00-93
Account No. 0670/704 105 177

Cash donations or cheque made payable to Raise 4 Reece

Please send to:

Reece Puddington
PO Box 322

For Fanmail and all other enquiries please use the address above.

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Facebook: The Reece Puddington Appeal – Neuroblastoma Sage 4 Cancer

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  1. So sorry to hear this. We lost a sweet little friend to neuroblastoma a few years ago. (“Nasty cancer. We hates it!”) Praying for Reece’s family and friends.

  2. Marianne says:

    Dear Kay, Paul, Ryan, Jamie and Nikki,
    May it comfort you to know that Reese has touched thousands of lives. His brave choice is an inspiration to many. And now, he has passed from pain to freedom, but continues to live in the hearts and minds of so many. Your Reese is an angel already!
    Warm wishes,
    Marianne (India)