A terminally ill man from Cramlington has made his marque on several kind super car owners who answered his request for a ride in a Ferrari.
Sadly, a Ferrari wasn’t available on the day but turning up outside Graham Thompson’s house were two Lamborghini’s, two Aston Martins and a Porsche.
After a series of battles with cancer and periods of recovery, Graham sadly received the news in the summer that his condition was terminal and that he only had a limited amount of time left.
He set out to make the most of his time and drew up a bucket list to do some of the things he’d only dreamed about and start to make happy memories.
“I posted a request on Facebook as top of my list was to experience a ride in a Ferrari. That has always been my dream since I was a child. I didn’t think anyone would respond.
“I couldn’t believe it when I was contacted by The North East Super Car Club saying they would like to help make my dream come true. Although they couldn’t provide a Ferrari they arranged two Lamborghini’s, two Aston Martins and a Porsche. I was so overwhelmed when they all turned up at my home. I had such an amazing time with these lovely guys. I can’t thank them enough.”
George Heron from Stanley who owns an Aston Martin Vantage was only too happy to help make graham’s dream come true. Together with Aly Worrall with his Porsche GT, Ryan McLeod and Hamid Sajadinia both with Lamborghinis and Phil Harrison with his Aston Martin DBS the team gave Graham a day to remember.
“It was a pleasure to help Graham with his dream day out. He got to ride in all five supercars and had a fantastic day cruising the roads and lanes in Northumberland.”
“I know I’m probably being very optimistic about the last one but I’m sure they will do it soon and I hope I’m still here to see it,” he said.