Dream Maker - Ben Graham

Dream Maker - Ben Graham widnesvikings.co.uk

13th March 2018

Ben Graham was given the experience of a life-time when he was part of our Rinnai UK Dream Maker initiative against Huddersfield Giants last weekend. 

Ben, along with mum Penny, sister Brianna, and best friend, Jordan, came down to the Halton Stadium on Friday evening for an experience they will not forget. Ben was rewarded with this, due to the work he does as an ambassador for Child Bereavement UK, after initially being supported by them when his father passed away suddenly 3 years ago.

Ben and his family were greeted by the Vikings Community staff on arrival, before being greeted by Vikings first team star Lloyd White. The hooker provided the family with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the inner sanctums of the Vikings first team, including the dressing room and Delivered Health Solutions Performance Centre. 

Him and his family were put up in the C&C Karalius Suite and enjoyed pre-game festivities led by Dave Rolt, before being taken downstairs at full-time to meet each of the Vikings’ first team squad and secure memories to last a life time. 

Charlotte Jakeman, Education Officer at the Vikings, says: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Ben and his family on Friday night.

“This was a night that Ben fully deserved, and was hopefully one he will look back on fondly. Ben's mother and sister had never attended a sporting match in their life before, and I believe we have now converted them to being Vikings fans, which is great news!

“On behalf of everyone at Widnes Vikings, we hope Ben had a brilliant night and looking forward to welcoming more people throughout the season.”

Know somebody who can be the next recipient for our 'Dream Maker' initiative? Contact us on charlottej@widnesvikings.co.uk / 0151 495 2250.

Dream Maker - Ben Graham widnesvikings.co.uk