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Harry Potter actors meet Great Ormond Street patient

A six year old Tottenham Hotspur fan who is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital was over the moon when he attended the hospital’s annual patients’ party.

Harry Potter fan Archie Madden-Brine was delighted when he met the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter films.

Archie’s mum, Rea said: “It was just absolutely magical. Meeting the Weasley twins made Archie’s day. They came over to us to have their photo taken and Archie’s face was just a picture. That was just the best part of the day.”

Archie suffers from Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition which affects the intestines. He has been a patient at the hospital for a long time and has to have check-ups every four weeks so they can assess his progress.

His mum, Rea, explained: “He couldn’t go to the party last year because of his operation. So this year he got to go to go and it was absolutely magical – they made my little boy smile – and that made me so happy. It is such a fantastic hospital. We can’t thank them enough.”

Although Archie was very pleased to meet the Wesley twins and James Bond Daniel Craig, he still hopes that he will be able to meet his idol; Spurs forward Rafael van der Vaart. His mum said: “He has been to two games and I keep meaning to try and set something up, but it is just hard to organise in the middle of everything else.”

Archie, who is a pupil at George Spicer primary school in Enfield, has missed some school because of his condition, but his fellow pupils have supported him by sending cards for all of the children who were at the party.

Rea said: “It was lovely of the school to organise it and it mean a lot to all the kids. It was just a great day.”

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