Vitality teamed up with local charities Julia’s House and the AFCB Community Sports Trust, to whom Vitality are principal sponsors, to give eight of the children the once in a lifetime experience to cheer their heroes onto the Vitality Stadium pitch in their brand new team strips, which were supplied by the health and wellness firm.
The other four children, all part of Julia’s House, met manager Eddie Howe prior to kick-off and posed for photos with the Cherries boss.
Caroline Attreed, corporate fundraiser at Julia’s House said: "This was such an exciting opportunity we cannot thank Vitality enough for giving the children the chance to do this and for the support from AFC Bournemouth to make this possible. Such wonderful memories for our families have been made and there were a lot of smiles on the day."
Steve Cuss, Head of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust added: "It’s great to get the support from Vitality in order to keep giving people in the local community great memories and experiences.
"Everyone loved the day and it’s important to help these worthy causes in any way that we can."
Neville Koopowitz, CEO of Vitality, said: "We are delighted to offer these children such a fantastic experience. We believe in the power of sport to help inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to live a healthy life."