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Showing Support For Charlie At The Turf

5 May 2017

Football-mad cancer victim Charlie to lead out teams at Turf Moor.

A brave young football fan, who is battling a rare form of liver cancer, will write his own little chapter in football history when he leads out the Clarets on Saturday.

Four-year-old Charlie Proctor, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in 2016, will lead the team out for their penultimate home game of the season against West Bromwich Albion.

Charlie will become the first mascot to lead out all three professional east Lancashire teams when he steps onto the Turf this weekend.

The brave youngster first led Stanley out before their crucial 1-0 victory over Crawley Town on Easter Monday to a rapturous reception by both home and away supporters.

Following the game, Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt agreed to pledge £1 (up to £25,000) for every retweet he received from a post on Twitter highlighting Charlie’s cause.

The family of Charlie, who then led out the teams as Blackburn Rovers faced Aston Villa at Ewood Park last weekend, is attempting to raise £250,000 to fly him to America, where innovative treatments not available in the UK could significantly improve his chances of survival.

If you would like to contribute to the family’s fundraising target, please visit GO FUND ME or, for more information visit

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