BRAVE battler Harrison Ledsham got a big lift in his fight with bone cancer – when he found half the Saints squad at his front door.
The 11-year-old supporter, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy, spent more than an hour with most of the first team squad at his home in Haydock last week.
Grandfather Dave Ledsham said that former rugby league referee Steve Ganson, whose son plays alongside Harrison at Blackbrook Royals under 11s rugby league team, was responsible for organising the visit.
The 67-year-old said: “Apparently Steve got hold of Nathan Brown. I can’t believe what they did for him.
“A few of the players got my son Paul’s number and they have been texting him and Harrison. They brought him a signed shirt and there must have been around 15 to 20 who came.
“James Roby even bought the ball from his testimonial.
“And after the majority left Jonny Lomax, Kyle Amor and Adam Swift turned up and were swapping World Cup football stickers with Harrison. It was brilliant.
“Harrison said it was the best day ever. It really cheered him up because he had his chemo treatment a few days before.
“We can’t thank them enough.
“Initially we just thought that a couple may be coming, not most of them.
“Sia Soliola was really moved. He took Paul’s number and really wanted to hear about Harrison.
“He asked Paul to text him when Harrison is well enough so he would come down and play X-Box with him.”
Dave said that Harrison, a pupil at Legh Vale Primary School, will undergo extensive treatment at least until Christmas.
He said: “His mum and dad lost their little girl six years ago, so we can’t forget Harrison has really been through the mill.”