Brave Harrison set for festive lights switch on

Harrison Ledsham
Harrison Ledsham

A 12-year-old cancer sufferer from Haydock will switch on the town’s Christmas lights. Harrison Ledsham will be the guest of honour at the ceremony, which will take place outside Haydock Library on Church Road, starting at 6pm.The youngster was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this year and had his left leg amputated in the summer after surgeons decided his treatment had not been effective enough.

Harrison is continuing to make good progress with his treatment and is set to get a high quality prosthetic leg which he hopes will allow him to continue participating in sport.

The lights switch on has been organised by Haydock ward councillors Anthony Burns, Bill Anderson and Jeanette Banks and is sponsored by Haydock library and local churches and schools.

Coun Burns said: “We are also really proud to have Harrison Ledsham as our VIP to switch on the lights this year. His story is one of tremendous strength and courage. He truly is an inspiration.”