Scoring A Goal with Sheffield United Players
15th August 2014
Local Epilepsy Charity 'Fable' was pleased to arrange and grant a wish for one of our patients who we regularly support.
He met Sheffield United's first team players up at their training ground in Sheffield. This was granted through the charity's wishes and dreams programme that the charity co-ordinates. Patient Andy Quinton is an avid Sheffield United supporter and was over the moon to be given the opportunity to meet the players and chat to footballing legend Tony Currie. We were also pleased to invite 'Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind' (SRSB) who brought one of their clients 'Vaughan Cartwright who has celebrated his 60th Birthday last week. Vaughan lives eats and breaths United he wears a SUFC shirt every time he goes to SRSB he was absolutely over the moon and kept saying -Up the Blades Both lifelong blades fans they were in awe of the meeting the players and being present at the training ground and for this we are eternally grateful to Sheffield United Football Club for their support. Fable charity raises funds to help those affected by the Epilepsy and work hard to grant wishes, dreams and treats for people affected by the condition, if you know of someone who can benefit from this project please contact Sarah Green at fable for more details. SRSB provides opportunity, support, friendship and services to over 3,300 blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield from 3 months to 102, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be. Vaughan who is registered blind certainly had his wish granted by SUFC. -On behalf of both charities I would like to thank Sheffield United Football Club and the players who took time to meet chat and sign autographs with our patients today. We are pleased to be able to treat patients affected by Epilepsy by making their dreams come true and this also helps us reach a new audience to educate them about the condition. Sandra Howard OLM Founder Trustee. -Sheffield United was delighted to be able to organise a visit to the training ground for two fans who are supported by local charities. Andy and Vaughan were able to meet most of the squad and also had the chance to chat with Tony Currie. We are aware of the positive impact such outings and will continue to support local charities where we can,' commented Sue Beeley who had arranged the visit on behalf of the Club. Attached is a photo took from the meeting today and pictured are patients Andy Quinton & Vaghan Cartwright along with Sheffield United players, Craig Alcock, Jamie Murphy, Jose Baxter, Chris Basham, Ryan Flynn, Stefan Scougall and James Wallace.