Pullen brothers VIP visit to Carrington
- 05 April 2013 11:28
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Blues fans Mark, Matthew and Alex said their dreams came true when they were taken behind the scenes at City’s Carrington training ground.
After losing their 34-year-old mother to cancer last year, the club wanted to give the three brothers an experience to remember.
As well as the death of their mother, ten-year-old Matthew has also had his own fight against the disease following the diagnosis of a brain tumour at the age of three. He is currently in remission and receiving recovery treatment.
Upon arrival at the training ground for their special visit, the boys were given a unique behind the scenes tour of the facilities by kit man Les Chapman - even receiving their very own personalised shirts!
They were then able to meet and greet the players as they arrived for training before watching the afternoon session from the side-lines.
“The boys have had a very hard few years,” said family friend Allessandra Susca.
“Sadly last year my friend Claire lost her life through cancer and as a family friend I just wanted to do something special for the boys because they’re like my own kids and I love them like my own.
“I just think it’s amazing what City have done for us today, it’s a dream come true for them.”
Manchester City has strong relationships with a number of ‘wish granting charities’ including the Make a Wish, Starlight and Dreams Come True Foundations that create and provide supportive and special experiences to terminally and seriously ill children.
So far during the 2012/2013 season, the Club have given fifteen separate opportunities for some of the most deserving children to get close to the players.