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Stars’ tweets of delight at Lewis’ Special Day on TV

Lewis Marshall from St Annes (in front of Wayne Rooney) ahead of the Germany game. Tom Cleverley is next to Rooney

Lewis Marshall from St Annes (in front of Wayne Rooney) ahead of the Germany game. Tom Cleverley is next to Rooney

TV coverage of a Fylde youngster’s dream Wembley appearance included England soccer stars among its audience.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley and full-back Ashley Cole both took to the Twitter social media network after watching eight-year-old Lewis Marshall from St Annes featured on Sky Sports’ My Special Day.

The documentary covered Lewis’ VIP treatment at last month’s England v Germany international, which saw the Lytham CE School pupil accompany star striker Wayne Rooney onto the Wembley pitch and stand with him for the anthems prior to kick-off.

Earlier, the VIP package had seen Lewis meet the England players at training and also attend a pre-match press conference, while he and his family enjoyed three 
nights in a London hotel.

After the My Special Day spotlight was broadcast on Sky Sports News, Rooney’s Manchester United team-mate Cleverley tweeted: ‘Enjoyed #myspecialday with @WayneRooney. Was great to meet Lewis’, while Chelsea veteran Cole took to the social network to say: ‘saw #myspecialday, he looked like he had a great time’.

Lewis was diagnosed last year with Deuchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic condition which causes muscle weakness and starts in childhood. It means he will have health problems throughout his life and could be in a wheelchair within two years.

There is no cure and mum Claire, who accompanied Lewis on his trip to London, is to stage a charity night at the Fairhaven pub on January 31, while on March 1, Lewis’ elder sister Beth and uncle John Finnigan plan a skydive. Both events are intended to fund research into Deuchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

 

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