On Saturday 29th September we were able to grant a Sporting Wish for a very deserving young man named Daniel who we first met on our Christmas visit to Addenbrookes Hospital. Daniel is 12 years old and a huge fan of Arsenal FC. Having recently completed an intense period of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments that had been ongoing over the last 15 months, Daniel was able to head down to the Emirates Stadium with his dad Matthew to watch his team play Watford in their Premier League match, as well as meeting one of our Charity Champions Ed Beeton. Not only did Daniel and Matthew get to watch their team win 2-0 (courtesy of an own goal and a second from Mesut Ozil) They were also privileged to be sat in the hospitality Club Arsenal section of the ground where they were treated to food before the game. We were also able to provide Daniel with his own personalised Arsenal shirt for the occasion!
Daniel and his family were picked up by another of our Charity Champion’s, Lee Clarke, who drove them down to London and whilst Daniel and Matthew were at the football, mum Catherine and sister Ceci went off to do some sight-seeing in the capital! Once the match was finished the family met up and stayed over-night in a hotel, giving the family some much needed quality time together. After the Sporting Wish Catherine got in touch with us to say that Daniel had said it was ‘the best weekend ever’ which helps to reiterate just how blessed we are to be able to give people like Daniel and his family long lasting happy memories in times that have been difficult to say the least.
‘the best weekend ever’
Lastly on behalf of everyone at Sports Connections Foundation I would like to say a huge thank you to Elevate for supporting this Sporting Wish, it’s the support of people and companies such as Elevate that help us continue the wonderful work we do.