Sheffield United fans realise life-long dream thanks to charities

Andy Quinton and Vaughan Cartwright meeting United players
Andy Quinton and Vaughan Cartwright meeting United players

Dreams came true for two Sheffield football fans after they got the chance to meet players at their favourite club.

City epilepsy charity Fable organised a meeting between Sheffield United players and fan and charity user Andy Quinton.

Andy was said to be ‘over the moon’ at the opportunity to meet the players at the club’s training ground and chat to footballing legend Tony Currie.

The charity organised the meeting using its ‘wishes and dreams’ programme.

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind also brought one of its users Vaughan Cartwright to meet Sheffield United stars.

Vaughan, who was celebrating his 60th birthday, ‘lives and breathes’ the Blades and wears a United shirt every time he visits the charity.

Both lifelong Blades fans were said to be in awe at meeting the players and being present at the training ground.

Fable founder trustee Sandra Howard praised the club and players for the event.

She said: “On behalf of both charities I would like to thank Sheffield United Football Club and the players who took time to meet chat and sign autographs with our patients today.

“We are pleased to be able to treat patients affected by epilepsy by making their dreams come true.”

Club spokesman Sue Beeley said: “Sheffield United was delighted to be able to organise a visit to the training ground for two fans who are supported by local charities.

“We are aware of the positive impact such outings and will continue to support local charities where we can.”