BEN Foster swapped goalkeeping gloves for barber’s scissors to help a young Baggies fan realise his dream of helping children fighting cancer.
Eight-year-old Dylen Rose, from Wednesbury, has spent the last 14 months growing his hair in support of the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who suffer hair loss when they undergo treatment.
When the Club heard about it, we contacted mum Sally to set up the ultimate surprise for Dylen who knew nothing about a secret trip to Albion’s training ground until he arrived.
Fozzy, Dylen's favourite player, was there to greet him and after sharing breakfast with him took on the job of shearing the youngster’s shoulder-length locks. The hair was gathered up and will ultimately be made into a wig.
The training ground trip also saw Dylen and his Baggies-mad family, including brothers Jack and Alex, meet fellow Baggies stars Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt and Boaz Myhill before watching training and sharing a chat with Head Coach Tony Pulis.
Ben said, “I’m really proud of the little fella – what a great thing to do. He’s got a lovely smile and he has lit up the training ground today.”
Dylen is also raising money for the Make A Wish charity and has set up a JustGiving page.
Take a look at the video below to see how the day unfolded for Dylen. It’s one he will never forget.
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