The Barrie Wells Trust not only provide experiences through Box4Kids. At the start of June we teamed up with Vauxhall and the FA to invite a flagbearer to the England v Portugal friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Nine-year-old Terry Howe from London was the lucky select who got the chance to welcome the teams to the pitch before kick-off. He is currently receiving treatment at Royal Marsden Hospital for T-Cell Lymphoid Leukaemia. The Trust first came in contact with Terry and his family through Royal Marsden in 2014 when he was nominated to attend a Box4Kids event watching the English Grand Prix at Silverstone. Two years later, he is still bravely fighting the cancer.

Terry’s mum Joanne said “It is experiences like this that keep him going to endure all his chemo and treatment to keep fighting. Watching your child miss out on “normal” childhood experiences is tough for him and us as parents so to make happy and unique memories is wonderful.”

“Thank you so much to you, the FA and Vauxhall for giving Terry the opportunity of being a flag bearer for the England v Portugal game. He had a great time and managed to overcome his fear to walk out in front of 82,000 spectators!”

After the opening ceremony Terry and his parents enjoyed watching the game and England’s 1 – 0 win – hopefully a sign of good form for England in the 2016 Euros!

Photo credit: The FA via Getty Images

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