Formula 1 champion Jenson Button took time out of his busy schedule recently to meet a sick young boy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

According to the charity: "Four year old Bernard from Clackmannanshire in Scotland lives with Neuroblastoma (a form of Cancer) and is motor-mad. He’s a huge racing fan who loves everything to do with Formula One: the engines, the race suits, the helmets and boots – but most of all, longtime Make-A-Wish supporter and Formula One World Champion Jenson Button!

“Jenson met his young fan at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking where the driver’s winning cars are designed and tested. Bernard, together with Mum Anne-Marie, Dad Raymond and siblings Brendan and Helen, was given an exclusive tour around McLaren’s top-secret laboratories and Jenson spent time talking with the family about the thrills and spills of the international motor racing circuit.

“The family was then introduced to McLaren Chief Executive Ron Dennis. This time it was Bernard’s Dad Raymond’s turn to be star-struck as he chatted with the man he said was “a legend”. The family was then given special goodie bags with mini Jenson racing helmets and even mini McLaren teddy bears.

“Bernard’s Dad, Raymond, said: “I cannot get over what an amazing day we have all had today. Bernard never thought he would get near a racing car, let alone his idol! We will never forget this great day.”

“After the wish Jenson told us: “It was really lovely to meet Bernard today. Days like today remind me why I am a Patron for Make-A-Wish.”

“In 2010, around 1,000 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their special wish granted. We need to raise £5 million this year in order to continue granting these magical wishes.”

You can help grant more magical wishes by making a donation today.

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