Boys get a kick out of gifts sent for broken arm

Goodie bags'Teacher Mark Vasey,Teejay Bateman,left and William Meadowcroft with their Manchester Utd goodies and their letter from Sir Alex Ferguson.'Picture by Neil Silk  sn122536b'21/06/12
Goodie bags'Teacher Mark Vasey,Teejay Bateman,left and William Meadowcroft with their Manchester Utd goodies and their letter from Sir Alex Ferguson.'Picture by Neil Silk sn122536b'21/06/12

TWO Scarborough school boys netted a bag of goodies from Manchester United - sent to cheer them up after they both suffered a broken arm.

William Meadowcroft, 6, and Teejay Bateman, 7, were left in plaster after injuring themselves playing football.

The footie fans have since been unable to play, or take part in any PE lessons during the summer.

To cheer them up fellow pupils at Cayton School wrote to the boys’ favourite teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, to ask for letters of encouragement and possibly a signed photo.

A picture of the boys with their pots on was also sent.

Initially both clubs replied to say managers and players are on holiday, but the letters would be passed on.

Then, last Monday, the pupils received a surprise package in the post from Manchester United.

In it was a letter from Sir Alex Ferguson and a bag of goodies including a magazine, stickers, pens and badges.

Class teacher Mark Vasey said: “The boys were both really chuffed and excited when their letter came.

“Alex Ferguson wished them both well, told them to listen to the doctor, and thanked the class for their letter.

“It was great of him to send a letter, and the bag of goodies was an extra bonus as the whole class can share them with William and Teejay.”