In the past we have had difficulty finding suitable organisations in the Millwall area to work with but, as we really enjoy the work we do with other Young Carer groups around the country, we were delighted to make contact with Southwark Young Carers.
We offered them two mascot packages for the game against Peterborough United in February and they chose Dontay, 14, and Abigail,11 to pass them on to. On the day they came along with mum, Cecilia and the guys at Millwall very kindly allowed us to stay with them whilst they were pitch side.
After changing into their new football kits, the first stop was the home team changing room, in order to meet the players and manager, Neil Harris. They collected autographs and photos with the team, before heading backout into the rain, to join the Millwall lions, Zampa and Bolina on the pitch for a kickabout.
Finally Abigail and Dontay lined up with the teams in the tunnel, before walking out onto the pitch ahead of kickoff, to the applause from thousands of fans.
Thank you to Lauren and all at Southwark Young Carers, and all at Millwall FC for helping us arrange this experience for these two amazing young people.