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Season 2012/13

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.

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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.

Three of the players - Edin DzekoMatija Nastasic and Aleksandar Kolarov - then treated all three to a personal training session in Carrington dome before presenting them with club presents.

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“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.


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