Wishing well magic for Stirling family
A five-year-old, from Stirling, in Scotland, couldn’t believe his luck when his first trip to a football match saw him take to the pitch with the team!
Tait Hiddleston had made a wish at the newly installed community wishing well at Thistles shopping centre.
The centre introduced the chance to ‘win a wish’ earlier this year as a way to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who goes there. The team had their work cut out as they worked tirelessly to try to make dreams come true for local families.
Having read Tait’s wish, Thistles worked closely with the Stirling Albion team to pitch the perfect day and create memories that last a lifetime.
More than happy to host the local lad, the Binos invited Tait and his Dad (Alan) to meet the squad which won the Cinch League 2 trophy last season.
Tait met, and walked out to the pitch with, team captain Adam Cummins prior to an action-packed game with Hamilton. To cap off the unforgettable day, Tait received a free Stirling Albion kit.
Tait Hiddleston before kick off. Image: Stirling Albion.
‘We’d like to thank Thistles and Stirling Albion for making this a very special day for Tait. Stirling Albion now has a new fan for life,’ says Alan.
Creating memories that last forever
‘We’re always looking for new ways to give back to our community. The wishing well was by when we gave Stirling local, Kerry Anne, an unforgettable 50th birthday in 2021 by letting her rollerblade around the centre after hours,’ says Gary Turnbull, Centre Director at Thistles.
‘We’re humbled to see the wishes of the community centre around creating memories that they can look back on forever.’
‘It’s heart-warming to see what truly matters to our community and we’re honoured to play our part in creating these memories.’
And the ‘wishing well’ magic didn’t stop there. Four year old Katie simply wanted a “HUGE balloon” to show off to her friends and family. Wish granted.
Thirteen year old Charlie MaGill was given a Scotland shirt as the squad push forward with determination to win all of their European qualifier games.
Four year old, Kai John Wardrop, received a free pass to Blair Drummond to see all his favourite animals up close. And Ruby Swindells was given a pair of Doc Martens to grant her wish of adding to her wardrobe.
Those who would like to ask for their wishes to come true have until the end of the year to submit requests to the Thistles Wishing Well, located on the mall near Lush.