The Fed has helped a pair of newfound friends share their love of Ferraris.
Six-year-old high performance car fanatic Elliot was treated to a special birthday gift from The Fed when one of the charity’s supporters took him out for a spin in his Ferrari.
The Fed has been supporting Elliot, who is living with a life-limiting illness, and his mum for several months, with the help from its Community Advice and Support Team social worker and Volunteer Services coordinator. Together with the help of volunteers, they do as much as possible to make life better for them both, especially when Elliot must spend time in hospital.
Gary did not hesitate when The Fed approached him and asked if he could take Elliot and his mum for a 20-minute whizz round the block. As it turned out, he had greater things in store.
“Elliot got to sit in the front seat which he absolutely loved – especially when Gary growled the engine!” said The Fed representative Lucy Edwards, who made the introductions and accompanied the pair. “They drove for miles around Cheshire with people waving at Elliot every time they stopped at the traffic lights, which we found hilarious.
“Gary also took Elliot to a Ferrari garage where Elliot picked out his future car and astonished all of us with his amazing knowledge of the cars on display. We topped off the afternoon with a bite to eat including some gorgeous birthday cake and opened some presents from The Fed.
“Elliot had the time of his life, and Gary – who’s 11 times his age and shares the same love of life – also had the best time ever.”