Eight-year-old QPR fan Felix Martineau rings bell at half-time in Bournemouth game to mark end of leukaemia battle

AN eight-year-old QPR fan rang a bell at half-time against Bournemouth to mark the end of his leukaemia battle.

Felix Martineau was a special guest at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and was joined on the pitch by his big sister.


They both got a standing ovation and were unanimously cheered when they sounded the bell in touching scenes.

Felix was recently given the all-clear after a three-year battle with leukaemia.

To signal the end of such treatment, commonly patients ring a bell at hospital and read a poem.

But QPR gave him the chance to step on the field and do the same and fans on Twitter hailed the heartwarming move.

One said: "Absolutely incredible moment for that little lad and his family. Oh, and what an amazing big sister!"

Another said: "Absolutely fantastic, what a brave little fella and great moment for him and his sister."




One added: "Very special moment."


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Felix was given the news while on a personal tour of the stadium.

He was also further when his favourite player Ilias Chair called to say a suprise hello.

QPR currently sit seventh in the Championship but were beaten by table toppers Bournemouth.

They have now suffered consecutive defeats, following a prior six-game unbeaten run.

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