Our 100th Kick took place last weekend at Goodison Park at the game between Everton and Blackburn Rovers. Annie was nominated by our friends at ASBAH, one of our fellow charities of the year at Peterborough United, for her day out.
Annie is a massive Everton fan and a member of the club’s disabled supporters club. Sadly we weren’t able to pop along to the game to meet Annie but her Dad Chris gave us a report on the day.
The day out was brilliant, starting with a glass of champagne/soft drinks then a look at our seating in the directors box. What a sight to behold – the pitch in all it’s glory – sun shining on the brilliant green turf. I should have taken a picture but don’t know why I didn’t? We all received a match programme, inside was a picture of Anne with some nice words and a mention of Free Kicks Foundation. See attached. Nice one Steve. As you can imagine Annie was really excited to see herself in the programme.Graeme Sharp came over to meet us, as you can see in the photos. Sharpy was one of my favourites, he scored in the FA cup final against Watford, among many goals he scored for Everton.The lunch was fantastic, the best food I have ever tasted, cooked to perfection. Annie had the best chicken nuggets ever.Up to the match, lift and stairs (unfortunately) but Annie was determined to get there and she was really made a fuss of once seated. The staff were so good to her.Half time and down for tea, cheese and biscuits then back up for the second half, two goals scored by the blues and a two nil win.Back down again for pie and Easter Eggs.A couple of the players walked through the 100 suite and were promptly nabbed for autographs and photos.Man of the match Leon Osman came in and spent a short time for photos before being whisked off to another lounge.All four of us agree it was the best day out ever, even better than Annie’s Brownies sleepover.