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Archie's Special Day

10 December 2018

Colchester United supporter Archie Turner had a day to remember on Saturday, as he was mascot for the U's game against Macclesfield Town.

16-year-old Archie had always wanted to be U's mascot, and his wish was granted by Essex based charity The Dream Factory. 

U's captain Luke Prosser visited Archie at home in Southminster to surprise him with the news that he would be the mascot for the U's game against the Silkmen. 

And the football mad teenager, who has Merosin-Deficient Muscular Dystrophy had a fantastic day out as he got to meet his favourite players and see them beat Macclesfield 1-0.

The Dream Factory was founded to brighten the lives and encourage hope for children and young adults aged 3-25 years, who have either life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, or who suffer from severe disabilities.

And Archie's dream of being a Colchester United mascot was the 450th dream that the charity has granted since its formation.

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