Bury St Edmunds: Superfan of The Wanted meets the band and supports a good cause
Superfan meets her band
A TEENAGE superfan who suffers from brittle bone disease has had the chance to spend some time with The Wanted.
Amelia Thompson, 14, from Bury St Edmunds, had an amazing afternoon at 105 Capital FM in Leeds yesterday after winning the prize in an auction to support young people with cancer.
This was the eighth time Amelia, who attends County Upper School in Bury, had met the boy band - made up of Max, Nathan, Tom, Jay and Siva.
Mum Michelle, 44, and dad Neil, 41, have travelled up and down the country with their daughter to see The Wanted, including at the airport, radio stations and concerts.
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Yesterday’s opportunity was won in the Help a Capital Child Appeal auction, which is funding specialist units and care for young people living with cancer across the UK, through Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mrs Thompson said they sat in on a radio interview with the band and spent about 40 minutes with them. “It’s really been lovely for her,” she said.
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She added: “She got lots of hugs and she got a kiss and hold of her hand from Jay [her favourite band member].”
Amelia, who was born with brittle bone disease, is now just beginning to walk without crutches.
Mrs Thompson said the band had been so kind to her daughter, who donated about �780 in the auction.
This was money she had saved up to go and meet The Wanted next year on their tour.
“We sort of understand how these children feel and how their families feel and we thought it was going to a good cause plus meeting The Wanted means everything for Amelia,” Mrs Thompson said.
Amelia was also given a signed doll from each band member.