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Super cars turn out to celebrate Preston teenager’s birthday

Posted on - 20th October, 2020 - 12:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Fulwood, People, Preston News, Ribbleton, Transport
One of the many cars that arrived for Brian's birthday. Pic: Anita Patel Facebook
One of the many cars that arrived for Brian’s birthday. Pic: Anita Patel Facebook

People from as far as Blackpool and Bury drove their sports cars to celebrate Brian Patel’s birthday on Monday 19 October.

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The 17-year-old, who has quadriplegia cerebral palsy, and is wheel chair bound is a huge sports car enthusiast.

Brian’s mother Anita, 37, student nurse at the University of Central Lancashire, posted on Facebook to see if anyone could help her arrange a sports car to surprise Brian on his birthday.

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She was inundated with positive responses which led her to arrange a parade of cars to drive down their street in Holme Slack Lane, Deepdale.

The parade started at 5pm and included makes such as Tesla, BMW, Aston Martin and Porsche.

Emergency services and Brian’s school bus got involved too.

Anita said: “The kindness of people was totally overwhelming and very humbling.

“Brian had an amazing birthday and was so grateful to everyone who came and honk there horns and revved there engines.

“It was a epic night and just shows what community spirit is all about and the kindness in the world.”

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Brian in one of the sports cars that attended the parade for his 17th birthday. Pic: Anita Patel Facebook
Brian in one of the sports cars that attended the parade for his 17th birthday. Pic: Anita Patel Facebook

Brian raised £180 which he is splitting between Disability North West and Lancashire Women in memory Mrs MacMullen – a teaching assistant at Fulwood and Cadley primary school who recently passed away.

Anita has since posted on Facebook thanking everyone involved.

Anita said: “We don’t know how we can thank you all for revving your engines and honking your horns! We were totally overwhelmed!

“We can gladly say [Brian’s] had the best birthday and all of you played a special part in his special day!

“He will remember this day forever as will we.”

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