Marcus’s pitch is just like a carpet!

Marcus Peak, seven, with dad Gary, in his Blackpool FC bedroom complete with an artificial grass carpet.
Marcus Peak, seven, with dad Gary, in his Blackpool FC bedroom complete with an artificial grass carpet.
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A Blackpool mad youngster is set to enjoy some tangerine dreams – after his bedroom was converted into a mini-Bloomfield Road.

Marcus Peak, seven, who has cerebral palsy, even has his very own artificial turf instead of a carpet.

Marcus Peak in his "Blackpool FC" bedroom-complete with artificial grass!

Marcus Peak in his "Blackpool FC" bedroom-complete with artificial grass!

His grandad Steve Peak ,a lifelong Blackpool fan, said Marcus was utterly delighted with his new look room.

He said the work was carried out after some generous donations from the club and from Terry’s Carpets, of Burton Road, Blackpool.

Steve said: “We had to have some work done on my son Gary’s house to put a lift in for Marcus so we decided to redecorate his room on a Blackpool FC theme.

“I spoke to someone at the club and they agreed to donate a duvet cover, curtains and things for the wall. They were wonderful.

“Then I spoke to Terry (Leahy) at Terry’s Carpets and he said he wanted to help Marcus too. We wanted it to look a bit like a football ground and he helped us by giving us the green artificial turf carpet.”

Now Marcus’ room boasts a playing surface that his Seasiders heroes might be envious of as club bosses continue to carry out work to replace last season’s problematic pitch.

Marcus has been a season ticket holder at Bloomfield Road for three years and goes to the home games when the weather is not too cold and wet for his health.

He even made the trip to Wembley with his family and twin brother Ellis, for the play-off final against West Ham.

Steve said: “Marcus can only say a few words but when we are in the car and heading towards the ground on Yeadon Way he starts to get very excited. He loves going to the football, he’s Blackpool mad. If there’s a pile of DVDs he will go straight for the Blackpool ones rather than watch anything else.

“When we went to Wembley he was excited from 7am until 12 at night. He loved it even though we lost.

“He absolutely loves his new room. He is so excited.

“I just want to thank Dawn Butterworth and Karl Oyston and everyone at the club for being so generous. They sometimes get a bit of stick from some of the fans but they have been great with us. Terry too at Terry’s Carpets, wonderful.

“They were all prepared to go the extra mile and I want to acknowledge that. ”

Terry Leahy said: “It is a special artificial turf which is softer than the one you find on sports pitches so that there are no friction problems for Marcus.

“I was just glad to be a part of it.”

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