Boss says ovation for youngster will live long in the memory.
David Artell praised the contribution made by both sets of supporters for making it such a special night for young Ashton Hulme and his family last night. The pre-season friendly arranged for our Academy goalkeeper against his beloved Stoke City was arranged to raise funds for him as he continues his unbelievably tough fight against cancer.
Ashton has been an inspiration to us and the Alex boss says that the ovation, the youngster received when entering the pitch to a guard of honour will live long in the memory.
The Crewe boss said after a wonderful night at Mornflake Stadium: “The ovation Ashton got from all the supporters was absolutely terrific. I’m sure that will live long in the memory for him and his family. It was great to see.
“I hope we were able to raise a hell of lot of money that will give Ashton the very best prosthetic leg.
“We have said to him that we will do everything we can to help him remain in football. That is important and that will certainly be the case for as long as I am here. He is a great kid, he has a great personality and I enjoy being in his company.
“We will help him in whatever way we can and I am glad it was such a great occasion for him.”