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Barrie Wells Trust get VIP treatment

Posted: Fri 22 Apr 2016
Author: bcfc.com

Blues teamed up with the Barrie Wells Trust to offer five young fans an unforgettable VIP experience at St Andrew’s.

As part of the Trust’s Box4Kids initiative, the children were able to cheer Blues on in Tuesday’s draw against Preston North End in a donated Kop hospitality box.

The guests who are currently undergoing treatments for several serious medical conditions at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and, Acorns Children’s Hospice, were also able to meet Beau and Belle Brummie before the game.

Box4Kids is a nationwide scheme inviting seriously ill children and a guest to be treated like a VIP for the day, watching major sport and entertainment events from the comfort of an executive box.

The box provides a safe and relaxing environment for the children as well as a welcome break away for the everyday plights of their illnesses.  

Since Box4Kids was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Barrie Wells in 2010, Box4Kids and has benefitted over 2,500 children across the UK.

Still solely funded by Barrie himself, the initiative now operates in 60 different venues including Wembley, the Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena, Wimbledon, West Bromwich Albion FC, Leicester City FC and Leicester Tigers Rugby.

Barrie Wells comments, “It is through the great generosity of clubs like Birmingham City that we are able to offer young fans the opportunity to watch their favourite team play despite life-limiting illnesses.

“I am pleased to see these children being given this well-deserved opportunity, and I am sure they will make some long lasting memories!”

David Boston, Customer Services Manager, added: “We were delighted to welcome the Barrie Wells Trust on Tuesday and I’m thrilled they enjoyed the evening.

“The Club strives to make a difference within the community and opportunities like this prove it."

To find out more or get involved, please visit www.barriewellstrust.org.