Free train travel for family of little boy at Great Ormond Street Hospital

A little boy who had to travel to Great Ormond Street Hospital for a life-changing operation was given free train travel.

Train company c2c forked out for Marcus McCarthy’s family to have free tickets to get to the London hospital from their home in Southend.

Nine-year-old Marcus, who has cerebral palsy, underwent a major operation to give him more movement.

Mum Scarlett, 30, said they were grateful that the company had helped to ease the pressure of getting to hospital every day.

A spokesman for c2c said: “When we heard about this and Marcus’s case we wanted to do what we could to help.”

“We are able to offer travel in cases like this where the family are faced with pressures.

“We are glad that we were able to help in this case.”

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