THE family of a courageous schoolboy who lost a battle with bone cancer are to host a special Prom party in his memory.

Brave Harrison Ledsham, from Haydock, passed away aged 12 in May 2015 after a year-long battle with the illness.

Harrison was a Haydock High and former Legh Vale pupil and to mark what would have been the time of his school prom, his parents Karen and Paul have arranged an event in his memory.

Harrison's Prom Party took place at Saints' stadium last Saturday and raised £3,776 for charity Amputation Inspiration Motivation (AIM) charity, which helps amputees.

During his illness, Harrison, a Blackbrook Royals rugby player, had his left leg amputated as part of his treatment.

Karen said: "It means everything to us, it means he is not forgotten and we have something to focus on at this time of year like other parents.

We weren't looking forward to it at all, it's very difficult when they're going back to school and this is another milestone he hasn't reached.

"But it's nice to see that he is not forgotten and people can spend the night with us. Most people, if not all, knew him and that is nice too.

"It was a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

"It was everything we hoped it would be and a couple of his friends did a speech.

"We had a pop-up of Harrison there, it was really good."