The story:

Thirteen year old Ellie was nominated to Partyman’s Magic Makers. She has suffered with brain damage since contracting meningitis at 8 months old and this has resulted in global developmental delay, learning disabilities and epilepsy.

Ellie’s dream was to be a mascot for her beloved football team Colchester United and we’re pleased to report she thoroughly enjoyed her special day, even sleeping in her new football strip at the end of it.