If anyone had seen us, they wouldn't have believed who we were.... a group of volunteers, and a group of children facing life threatening, lifelong illnesses - all running around playing a full 90 minute football match!!
On Saturday 1st July, Sports Connections Foundation held an afternoon tea party, both for the volunteers who do so much to help keep the charity running daily, and for those seriously ill children and their families who we have had the pleasure of meeting and providing a Sporting Wish for in the past. And what an afternoon it was!
With cakes and scones galore, our giant ProKick challenge goal where all the kids could try and beat their parents by kicking the ball the fastest, and glorious sunshine, it was no wonder there was a smile on everybody's face! Even the Founder, Junior McDougald joined in, which definitely inspired the rest of us creaky old parents to get involved!
One child completely devoured a giant slice of cake in approximately thirty seconds, only then to be chased down by his panicking father to check he had taken his life saving medication! Outwardly the majority of these children showed no sign of the
illnesses they were hiding - I was truly inspired by their courage and strength, their encouragement of each other whilst playing, politeness and respect towards the adults and each other, and above all, their beautiful smiling faces - again, providing light relief for their families and lots of happy photographic memories.
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