Pictured Mark with Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Celtic fan Mark Horodecki had one dream, to watch Celtic football club play live. Mark who lives in one of our supported living services in South Wales has Asperger’s, so taking a trip nearly 400 miles away would be no walk in the park.
Realising just how important this opportunity would be for Mark, service manager Hillary Singleton and Marks father worked together to organise a trip of a life time to Glasgow.
But they got even more than they even expected. Celtic football club not only offered tickets to Mark and his support worker but free VIP tickets AND the opportunity to watch the match from the director’s box!
Mark’s VIP treatment started the minute he entered his hotel. Waiting for him was a goody bag containing a signed shirt from all the players and a club tie that he proudly wore to the match.
On arrival to the stadium the gifts just kept giving when Mark and support worker Chris where met by Celtic manager Ronny Deila who then went on to introduce them to the players who got Mark onto the pitch to take pictures.
“I enjoyed everything about the trip. My favourite part was having photos with everyone on the pitch. Everyone made me feel very welcome.”
Support worker Chris commented:
“It was great to see Mark get into the full spirit of the game, shouting his support for Celtic, he even gave some tips to the manager. He really enjoyed the day and Celtic winning made it all the more special.”