Christmas Gift delivered to local side
THE FANS: A team of players with learning disabilities, which has just started up and is helping people with autism to get together and play football. They have been training since October at Halesowen Power League.
THE WISHER: Jonathan Gregory, a Care and Support Worker with Stourbridge charity Berith and Camphill Partnership. WHY: Jonathan says: “When I saw that Wolves were going to make some of their fans’ Christmas wishes come true, I thought of Christopher Hampton and Dan Sullivan and a group of young men who are massive Wolves fans who I work with. They had just set up a football team and all the players have a learning disability and this affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. All the young men have had difficult lives to this point, and what has helped them during difficult periods of their lives has been football and Wolverhampton Wanderers.”
THE WISH: The team were having their Christmas meal at the Round Oak pub in Merry Hill. Wolves keepers past and present Matt Murray and Aaron McCarey ‘gatecrashed’ the party to present them with a new match kit, supplied by Wolves.
JONATHAN SAYS: “When the lads saw Matt Murray and Aaron McCarey walk into the pub with a massive present the look on their faces was a picture. I honestly think it will be something that they will never forget. The lads can’t wait for their first competitive game and to be able to wear their new kit - for me what other job do you get to make people smile and meet your heroes? Many thanks to everyone at Wolves!”
CHRIS HAMPTON SAYS: “We started this team for people suffering from autism to try and promote autism. We started training in October and are up to nine players now. We’ve had some great help from people since we started and it was great to see Matt and Aaron come and meet us. This was a big shock – but a good one! We can’t wait to get back to training and wear our new kit.”
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