The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v West Ham

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 4 - 3 Leicester

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Foxes boost for 'Text Ellis'

It will be a Christmas to remember for six-year-old Ellis Page after he met the Leicester City team as Foxes mascot at QPR.

Last Updated: 23/12/13 at 11:38 Post Comment

Ellis Page is carried onto the pitch by Wes Morgan

Ellis Page is carried onto the pitch by Wes Morgan

Ellis, who suffers from MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, was given the VIP treatment by Leicester and Football League sponsor Sky Bet, who are backing his dad Richard's campaign to find a cure for the condition.

Text "ellis" was set up at the start of the season, with the goal of raising £100,000 to fund research into the rare genetic condition.

Richard Page is cycling to every Leicester City away game this season - more than 3,500 miles in total - and has currently raised over £26,000.

Ellis met Leicester City stars including Anthony Knockaert, Wes Morgan, David Nugent and manager Nigel Pearson.

Richard, who joined his son on the pitch before the game, said: "What an amazing day!

"We're incredibly grateful to Leicester and Sky Bet for their continued support.

"With their help, and the generosity of football fans up and down the country, we're confident of reaching our £100k target."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said: "I'd met Richard before and spoken about the text 'ellis' campaign, so it was good to finally meet Ellis and offer some support.

"I hope we gave Ellis a great Christmas present and something that he will remember for a long time."

To make a donation, text "MECP77" followed by £1, £2, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070 or visit: www.textellis.com

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Manchester United's Radamel Falcao plays down talk of Juventus move

Radamel Falcao has played down talk of a summer move to Juventus and says he is fully focused on Manchester United.

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company