Ashton Hulme...what an incredible kid you are...
Crewe Alexandra welcomed a very special visitor back to our training ground yesterday.
Our Academy goalkeeper, Ashton Hulme, and his mum, Vicky, were given the welcome they so richly deserved from all the management, staff and players at our Alexandra Park complex at Reaseheath.
Ashton, who suffers from a bone cancer known as Osteosarcoma, made his first appearance at the club since having his below the knee amputation and to say that he was an inspiration to everyone is an understatement. The mental strength and positivity of this lad and his mum truly needs to be seen to be believed!
To our number one, we are right here with you…
If you can donate towards the fund for Ashton and support our Academy coaches who are embarking on a 35k run, please visit their Just Giving Page
We cannot tell you what a difference every single donation and heartfelt message means to the family.
Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell told the club’s official website: “Here is a family having a real tough time of it, but if you ever need a pick me up in life then spend some time in the company of Ashton and his mum. They are so inspirational and their positive attitude is a lesson for us all.
“They are unbelievably inspirational people and their mind-set is fantastic. They are so focussed on being positive and what they need to do and that will take them such a long way. His mum and everyone here is there fighting this with him and if he ever wants to come down to the training ground he just has to pop down. He is always welcome.
“I know he told his mum afterwards how grateful he was for the day and what a great day he had with us and all that - but let me assure you we all felt the same. It was a great day.
“I think we were outside with him until about 3.30pm in the afternoon and he was there playing cricket with the staff and his mum!
“All we can do is continue to give Ashton and his family all the support we can. We have things coming up with the run to the three stadiums, a cricket game is being organised, we are playing a football match, there will be lots going on to help raise the money he needs.
“We will do as much as we can and keep his spirits up. He is an unbelievable kid and fighter and it was fabulous to have him with us yesterday.”