Barlborough: Special birthday for brave Kieran

Brave youngster Kieran Hirst had a seventh birthday to remember after he and his mum both had to fight serious illness.

Kieran Hirst with Chesterfield FC mascot Chester
Kieran Hirst with Chesterfield FC mascot Chester

Kieran’s dad Andy works at the Tesco distribution centre in Barlborough and his boss Michele Melville wanted to help the family after their tough time.

“Kieran and his mum got ill before Christmas,” she said.

“Kieran is getting better now but Lisa, his mum, remains ill.”

“We wanted to help and we found Kieran likes football and the TV show about Eddie Stobart trucks.

“So we arranged for two of the star drivers and some trucks from the show to come down to us and Kieran had a go in one of the trucks.

“Chester, the mascot from Chesterfield FC, also came along too and presented him with some presents.”