Dream Maker - Jake and Max Noscoe

Dream Maker - Jake and Max Noscoe widnesvikings.co.uk

1st May 2018

Two young boys were given the experience of a life-time when being part of our Rinnai UK Dream Maker initiative against Wigan Warriors last weekend. 

Jake and Max Noscoe were nominated for Dream Maker by the Club’s Finance Controller, Niki Atherton, after the boys had spent most of their lives having to endure hospital visits with a debilitating rare disease. This disease is named Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT), and s a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. There is no cure for A-T, and there is currently no way to slow the progression of the disease.

Along with their mum and dad, the group were greeted on Friday by the Vikings Community staff on arrival, before being surprised by first team star Chris Houston. The Vikings Co-Captain 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. 

Both boys and their family were put up in the C&C Karalius Suite and enjoyed pre-game festivities led by Dave Rolt, before being taken downstairs before kick-off to lead the teams out and present the match ball to referee Ben Thaler ahead of the game.

At full-time, the boys were taken down to the tunnel area to meet each member of the first team squad, and were even given a signed shirt by winger Patrick Ah Van as a brilliant memento for their evening with the Vikings. 

Charlotte Jakeman, Education Officer at the Vikings, says: “It was brilliant to have both Jake and Max with us for last week’s game with Wigan Warriors.

“Despite the troubles and struggles they face in daily life, they were a delight throughout the evening, and as huge Vikings supporters had a wonderful time being given a behind the scenes tour.

“To see the smile on their faces when they met the players, and then when they received a personally signed shirt from Pat, was exactly the reason we run this type of programme. 

“If we can provide more people throughout the season with wonderful experiences such as the one Max and Jake had, then we will be delighted.”

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 - Jake and Max Noscoe widnesvikings.co.uk