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Redditch lad meets his Birmingham City idols
11:40am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
A REDDITCH teenager had a special treat when he met up with the Blues first team squad at the club’s Wast Hills training facility.
Callan Brady, aged 13, was nominated to receive an EZE Wish by his sister Chalsey, after the siblings lost their dad Peter, aged 51, to cancer in May last year.
Chalsey said: “Callan has had a tough year since dad passed away and has found it very difficult to come to terms with what happened.
“He is a big Blues fan and would often talk to dad about the team, so it was wonderful for him to have a day out at the training ground with the players.”
As well as helping his sister and mother care for his father, Callan, a pupil at Trinity High School in Redditch, has also been involved in raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, so more research can be carried out into the disease.
“He wouldn’t want any other families to go through what we have,” added Chalsey.
Callan is a regular visitor to St Andrew’s where he attends matches with Chalsey’s boyfriend, Jamie Ridd.
The EZE Wishes campaign is run by Birmingham City Football Club’s principal partner and main shirt sponsor, EZE Group, and is designed to recognise those deserving Blues fans in the community.
At the training ground, Callan was joined by Chalsey and Jamie for a tour of the facilities and afterwards had an opportunity to meet up with manager Lee Clark and members of the first team squad including Blues captain Steven Caldwell, Curtis Davies and Marlon King.