A COUPLE who lost both of their children to disease have decided to host a special party in memory of their son for what would have been his school prom.

Karen and Paul Ledsham from Haydock suffered the devastation of their son Harrison, 12, dying from bone cancer in 2015 - just 10 years after the heartbreaking loss of their one-year-old daughter Abigail from Sandhoffs Disease in 2005.

The brave family, who have since become foster parents, find it difficult to see everyone's prom and school pictures but decided to celebrate Harrison with a special party to mark a party he would have loved to have been part of.

The money raised from the event at Saints' Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday, July 6, 2019, will go to AIM (amputation, inspiration and motivation) in Harrison's memory as he had his leg amputated as part of his cancer treatment and received support from the charity.

Harrison's mum Karen Ledsham, 45, said: "It would have been Harrison's high school prom around this date and we know how difficult it was for us when the first day of school pics come on Facebook.

"So we have decided to be prepared and have our minds on something else positive in his memory and have something to look forward to - just like we would if he was here and looking forward to his prom."

Tickets are £40 each or £400 for a table and include a two course meal which will be one of Harrison's favourite.

The event will include a raffle, a red carpet drinks reception, DJ, compere and live singing as well as professional pictures taken throughout the night.

To book email Karen on karenledsham@sky.com, Paul on pauldavidledsham@sky.com or Jackie Palmer at AIM on info@weareaim.org.

AIM offers amputees help, support and guidance on a variety of matters including rehabilitation, prosthetics, benefits advice and getting back in to work.

n For more information visit their website weareaim.org