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Albion stars turn Lily's wish into reality

Dream day for young Baggies fan

ALBION’S stars turned a brave fan’s biggest wish into magical reality on an unforgettable day for 11-year-old Lily Towers.

Lily is bravely fighting Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and contacted the Make-A-Wish charity, which specialises in making true the biggest wishes of youngsters living with life-threatening illnesses, about her dream day.

Could she spend some time hanging out with her favourite team and favourite players Ben Foster and Darren Fletcher? wrote the Kingswinford youngster.

Make-A-Wish got in touch with the Club and the result was a day which Lily’s mum Kerry admitted her daughter will never forget.

Among the treats were breakfast with Darren Fletcher, training with Ben Foster, touring the training ground, lunching with Craig Dawson, Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore et al, sitting in the gaffer’s office for a chat with Tony Pulis and helping kitman ‘Jacko’ print a personalised and signed shirt.

“Unforgettable – we can’t thank you enough,” said Kerry. “I think Lily is a bit overwhelmed by it all. We were not expecting to be treated to all of this and the players have been absolutely wonderful with her.”

When it was all over, Make-A-Wish volunteer Kam Patel, who escorted Lily through her dream day, emailed the Club to join the chorus of praise for the Baggies stars who had made the experience so special for Lily.

“Lily had a huge smile on her face for over four hours,” wrote Kam. 

“Through your generosity you exceeded our expectations so ‘thank you’. You also illustrated why West Bromwich Albion Football Club prides itself as a family and community based club. I certainly left the place with a warm-feeling.”

Click on the video here to see what he means…