BOX4KIDS AT AN­NIVER­SARY GAMES

Athletics Weekly - - News -

ADAM GEMILI, Ash­ley Bryant and Guy Lear­month were among the ath­lete guests to visit the Box4Kids at the Müller An­niver­sary Games this month as five de­serv­ing chil­dren en­joyed the ac­tion from an ex­ec­u­tive box at the Lon­don Sta­dium.

Box4Kids is a charitable ini­tia­tive run by the Barrie Wells Trust which in­vites se­ri­ously ill and dis­abled chil­dren to en­joy VIP ex­pe­ri­ences in ex­ec­u­tive boxes at ma­jor sport and en­ter­tain­ment venues across the UK.

Wells, the founder and fun­der of the char­ity, was at the Bri­tish Ath­let­ics-do­nated box to wel­come the chil­dren, who are be­ing treated for ill­nesses such as can­cer and heart con­di­tions.

Ath­let­ics fan Ben, 13, who was di­ag­nosed with rhab­domyosar­coma – an ag­gres­sive form of can­cer – in June 2016, was able to get some top tips from the stars.

He said: “It was awe­some to meet some of the ath­letes in the An­niver­sary Games. The day was so much fun and the at­mos­phere in the sta­dium was amaz­ing.”

As well as launch­ing the Box4Kids ini­tia­tive, Wells spon­sored 18 ath­letes lead­ing up to Lon­don 2012 in­clud­ing Jes­sica En­nis-Hill, while Kata­rina John­sonThomp­son is a pa­tron of the char­ity and reg­u­larly helps to host Box4Kids events.

Guy Lear­month with Ben at the An­niver­sary Games

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