In addition to Andrews’s fundraising support as a 21st Anniversary Ambassador for the Foundation, he also recently donated funds personally to make a number of wishes come true. Michael was one of those who benefited directly…
Michael, aged 15 who comes from Thurso in northern Scotland, had his wish granted when he, his parents and older sister Stacey visited the Doctor Who Up-Close Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester at the end of June 2007.
Michael who is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has been confined to a wheelchair for about 18 months. He loves everything and anything to do with Doctor Who.
His wish involved travelling down to Manchester and enjoying a three-night all expenses paid trip to Manchester. On the day of the wish, the family was collected by limousine from their hotel and given a tour of Manchester before being taken to the Dr Who Up-Close Exhibition, the largest in the UK. There they were fast-tracked through the queues and Michael was given a special Dr Who goodie bag. He was able to get up close to all the props, costumes and monsters from the Dr Who series; he even sat in his wheelchair inside a Dalek!
His wish day ended with a family meal at the Hard Rock Café.