August has been another jam-packed month for our Box4Kids initiative. We invited deserving children from a wide variety of local hospitals to enjoy a VIP experience at events ranging from shows, family fun days and sporting events.
We had a fantastic day out at Anfield in Barrie’s personal executive box, which kicked off Box4Kids’ eighth season at LFC. This particular trip to Liverpool FC was a special day for every VIP as we saw Liverpool beat West Ham 4-0!! As you can imagine everyone’s spirits were really high and there were smiles all around.
Deserving children also enjoyed watching the very popular show ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’, one parent described her son Josh’s experience as fabulous and another parent wrote in to say:
‘Thank you Barrie Wells your organisation gave Owain an amazing day and your family were so kind. This organisation is amazing using VIP suites that would be empty, to give kids that face so much a time to switch of from hospitals and treatment and have good memories stored’.
Our fabulous charity partner, The Jockey Club, also provided us with some more really memorable days. We went to watch the Flat Racing at Carlisle Racecourse where the children were invited into the parade ring to judge the best groomed horse and present the winning owner with their well-deserved prize.
Leo, aged 13, was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had surgery to remove his tumour in August 2016. He is currently still undergoing physiotherapy, however, he was able to join us at Carlisle Racecourse with his older brother Will, who has shared his special experience of the day:
‘I would like to sincerely thank you for giving Leo and myself another fantastic, yet humbling, day filled full of smiles (as always). I know for an absolute fact that Leo enjoyed it; the rest of us did too! Yesterday was my first experience of horse racing and I found it fascinating. Meeting all of your guests was a humbling experience and seeing their smiles really lifted me, I’m never too amazed when I see beautiful smiles you have produced as I know that’s what you are exceptional at doing’.
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