Snooker league’s £1k donation for ‘Super Saul’, 8

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THE Mid Cheshire Snooker League has donated almost £1,000 to a brave Rudheath boy’s fight against cancer.

Eight-year-old Saul Barry Hayden is currently undergoing treatment at Alder Hey for Hepatoblastoma – a rare form of childhood cancer – following a diagnosis in April.

The rare illness begins in the liver and, in Saul’s case, spread to his lungs and one of his arteries.

The fundraising night for ‘Super Saul’ on Saturday, June 8, saw professional snooker player Ken Doherty attend and auction off tickets to a Master’s match as well as a signed, framed photo.

The tickets went for £300, courtesy of Winsford-based Pockets Snooker owner Martin Morgan – contributing to a total on the night of £956.

Mid Cheshire Snooker League chairman Neville Malam was on hand to present the money to Saul’s dad, Hayden, and family friend Michelle Fletcher.

Mr Malam said: “We run the charity team knockout every year to raise funds for local people, and Cherish Bridal in Northwich also sponsor us to run this for charity.

“It was an obvious decision to give this donation to Saul and his family when we heard of his fight from Michelle.

“We hope Saul has a swift and full recovery and look forward to inviting him and his family to a future event.”

Last week, Rudheath Primary Academy presented Saul with LEGO on behalf of teachers and governors.

In May, Witton Street Boots – where Saul’s mum Vicky Kay-Spruce works –

took on a cycling challenge

to raise funds for Alder Hey and to support the family as they manage the treatment.

Find ‘Saul’s update page’ on Facebook.