Hornchurch six-year-old with degenerative condition fulfils dream of meeting West Ham player

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 07 December 2018

West Ham captain Mark Noble with Lucas White.

West Ham captain Mark Noble with Lucas White.


A children’s charity granted a special wish to a young boy from Hornchurch by arranging for him to meet West Ham captain Mark Noble.

West Ham captain Mark Noble with Lucas White.West Ham captain Mark Noble with Lucas White.

Lucas White has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative muscle condition for which there is currently no cure.

Partyman’s Magic Makers charity arranged for his family to watch the West Ham v Man City game on Saturday, November 24 and then to meet Mark Noble after the game as his VIP guests in the Captain’s lounge.

Lucas’ mum Katy said: “Mark was absolutely fantastic with Lucas, chatting to him about football, introducing him to other players and genuinely making him feel like the luckiest boy in the world.

“They had a pitch side kick-around, sat in the manager’s chair and had photo opportunities together.

Partyman’s Magic Makers arranged for his family to watch the West Ham v Man City game on Saturday, November 24.Partyman’s Magic Makers arranged for his family to watch the West Ham v Man City game on Saturday, November 24.

“Mark signed Lucas’ shirt and also gave him Arnautovic signed shirt and a match ball. He went above and beyond making Lucas feel special giving us all memories we shall treasure forever.”

To follow Lucas’ Duchenne journey, visit his Facebook page at MuscleUp for Lucas.

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