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Young Charlie to lead out teams at Ewood

28 April 2017

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A brave football fan, who is battling a rare form of liver cancer, will write his own little chapter in football history by leading out two East Lancashire teams on the same day!

Four-year-old Charlie Procter, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in 2016, will take centre stage at Ewood Park tomorrow for Rovers’ final home game of the season against Aston Villa.

He will then be whisked away to his beloved Accrington Stanley, where he will lead out the players for the start of the second half of their final home League Two game against Luton Town.

Charlie 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 50p (up to £25,000) for every retweet he received from a post on Twitter highlighting Charlie’s cause. 

His family is attempting to raise £315,000 to fly Charlie 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 or for more information visit

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