Tesco take on Man-United Legends

Tesco legendsThe red devils are coming to Gorey! The iconic sports stars will take leave from their retirement to take on local Tesco employees in a bid to raise money for our little heroes!

Manchester United legends Frank Stapleton, Arthur Albiston, Lee Martin, Neil Webb, Keith Gillespie, Sammy McIlroy, Clayton Blackmore, Brian John McClair and David May will don the red jersey again and line out on May 23rd at 3pm in Ferrycarrig Park, Co. Wexford.

So if you are a Man-U fan this is a great opportunity to meet your heros and enjoy a great day out with your family.

One of Temple Street’s little patients who is supporting the event is Ben Kelly (aged 8) from Gorey, Co. Wexford.

Ben’s story

Ben was diagnosed with a brain tumour in March 2010 at the age of three. He was operated on in Temple Street and spent two weeks in the care of the doctors and nurses. Ben continued to attend Temple Street for regular scans but in November 2012, much to the family’s devastation, the tumour had grown back. Ben was operated on for a second time but unfortunately, the tumour was still growing.

Chemotherapy was Ben’s next option and after completing 18 months of treatment in January of this year, Ben and his family have just found out the tumour has stopped growing.

“We had never been to Temple Street before Ben got sick, but the minute we arrived they were like family to us. Temple Street is like this big blanket around you, caring for your child but also the entire family. To hear the word tumour or cancer is a nightmare that no parent should ever have to experience. Luckily for us that is all in the past, thanks to the care Ben received in this wonderful hospital.”

Deirdre Kelly, Ben’s mother

NOTES: Match tickets are available to purchase at Tesco Greystones, Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Carlow, Wexford, New Ross, Ballybeg, Lisduggan and Gorey for €10 each. In addition, tickets are also available for a pre-match lunch with the players at the Riverside Hotel for €20, or a celebration evening dinner dance with the Manchester United Legends at the Riverside Hotel for €50.