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Young football fan with rare cancer leads out teams at Ewood Park

Charlie Procter led out the teams at Blackburn Rovers' final home game of the season. Photo: Blackburn Rovers FC

Young Accrington Stanley fan Charlie Procter, who has a rare form of liver cancer, was greeted by the cheers of Blackburn Rovers fans at Ewood Park as he led the teams out at the club's final home game of the season against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Charlie was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in 2016. His family are trying to raise £315,000 to take him to America for treatment which isn't available in the UK that could save his life.

Charlie did laps of the Blackburn Rovers crest before he was whisked away to the Wham Stadium in time to watch Accrington Stanley's second half. Credit: Blackburn Rovers

The four-year-old was invited into the home dressing room at Ewood Park before the match, where he was given a Rovers football that had been signed by all the players.

He was then presented with a personalised, signed shirt by Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew before doing laps of honour around the Rovers crest at pitch-side, to the delight of the watching crowd.

Charlie was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in 2016. Credit: Blackburn Rovers

Charlie led both teams out, holding the hand of referee Geoff Eltringham, before being taken to the Wham Stadium where he led out his own team, Accrington Stanley, for the second half of their game against Luton Town.