Haulage company pays unique tribute to their late little helper

A MUM has expressed an emotional grateful thanks to a local haulage company that has paid a unique tribute to her late teenage son.

Fifteen-year-old Oakley Wright, from Cheadle, passed away in April, after losing his battle with an inoperable brain tumour.

The Cheadle Academy student earned pocket money by working on Saturdays for MJS Transport, washing down the company's fleet of road tankers at its Froghall Road yard.

Mum Jenny Dalkins said: "Oakley loved working for MJS and even asked for extra hours in school holidays.

"He loved what he did and the friendliness of all the other staff there.

"One of Oakley's favourites on a Saturday was the fact that he had a breakfast baugette bought for him!

"He often had me messaging Callum [Shirley] for him to see if he could work extra days there, as he loved it so much.

"Sadly, Oakley fell poorly on April 23 and he sadly died on April 30 as a result of an aggressive brain tumour.

Jenny added: Mick [Shirley] and MJS have been amazing support [since Oakley's death] and have even had their first-ever wagon named in memory of our beautiful fun-loving, happy boy Oakley".

MJS also supported the Cheadle 4 'Viral' Road Race staged in Oakley's memory and which raised money for Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where Oakley was treated for his illness.

Jenny, who is married to fellow international athlete Mark Dalkins, said: "This company [MJS] will always be a big part of our family and the local community. They're just outstanding."

Cheadle Academy principal Neil Jamieson said: "Oakley was a hugely popular student, adored and admired by his many friends, family members, sports associates, neighbours, teachers and everyone who had the fortune to come across him.

"His smile brought the best out in many. He was a caring a caring student and we will miss him greatly."

Oakley had been an enthusiastic member of Cheadle Running Club and was showing the potential to become a leading athlete like his parents.

* The cab unit named in Oakley Wright's collecting a load at one of MJS Transport's leading customers, F Ball & Co, at Cheddleton. Pictured are Callum Shirley (right) of MJS Transport and Dave Owen of F Ball & Co.


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