One of our favourite grounds to visit is Vicarage Road, home of Watford FC, and we were back there for the game with Peterborough United. Cameron and Charlie were our mascots for the day, both nominated by the local branch of Mencap, who we have worked with on all our visits to The Hornets.
We met Cameron and Charlie along with their families and the other mascots outside the ground, before being taken in by our host for the day Rod. The pitch looked fantastic as we walked alongside it to the dug outs, where Rod explained what would happen for the rest of the day. By this time both the lads were proudly wearing their brand new kits and waiting patiently for the players to arrive, which they did around half past one and were more than happy to pose for pictures for the boys. Cameron also took this opportunity to check that the players were wearing aftershave by smelling each one! The legend Gianfranco Zola also posed for pictures and even returned from his office for more later on!
Next it was time for the lads to have a kick about on the pitch with the other mascots and meet Harry the Hornet, as well as Pudsey Bear, who Charlie was particularly pleased to see!
After all that excitement came the special moment to head down the tunnel and lead the players out on the pitch, goalkeeper Manuel Almunia even picked Charlie up and carried him to the centre of the pitch.
Cameron and Charlie were then taken to their seats to watch as the home team won with a last minute penalty.
We would like to thank all at Watford FC for their brilliant hospitality and Watford Mencap for nominating the boys.