Two PCSOs have helped make dreams come true for a four-year-old boy from Northfield who’s suffering with kidney cancer.
George Homer and Mel Foxall have known Persian Bristoll for two years after striking up a relationship with him on their regular patrols on the high street.
Young Persian, who is obsessed with all things police, even has a photograph of himself and ‘policeman George’ at home on his bedroom wall!
A few months ago he made a wish via the Make-a-Wish Foundation to be a police officer for the day and when George was contacted about it, he set about helping to make his wish come true.
The charity sent Persian his very own police uniform, which he was wearing yesterday morning (Tuesday) when a stretched Hummer appeared outside his home.
Watch the amazing video on the West Midlands Police Youtube page here.
He was chauffeur-driven to Tally Ho! Police Training Centre in Edgbaston where he was greeted by George and Mel who had laid on a very special surprise with the assistance of colleagues from across the force.
Not only did Persian get to sit in police cars and on motorbikes – he also got a stroke a sniffer dog and had an exclusive visit from the force helicopter, which landed on the nearby football field.
“He’s had the best day ever, the smile on his face is amazing,” said Persian’s mum, Kathleen Bristoll. “He’s always liked police since he was a baby but he’s obsessed with them since he met George. I am never going to be able to top today!”
George was relieved the helicopter was able to make it, knowing the team could have been diverted to an emergency at any minute. “I’m just glad it all worked out so well,” he said.
“I’ve got a grandson who’s around the same age as Persian and if you can’t do something like this for a four-year-old, who can you do it for? He’s such a lovely lad; it was really emotional to see his wish come true.”