England team encourage people to support hospice that helped mascot Ben Williams

The England football team has urged people to support a hospice that helped a young team mascot in the final days of his cancer battle.

Ben Williams had been hailed by captain Harry Kane as “an inspiration” while the little boy underwent radiotherapy to treat his tumour.

He was diagnosed with what his grandfather described as the most deadly form of brain cancer just after his fifth birthday in April last year.

He could not walk or talk before his treatment last summer but asked for the World Cup as his speech returned.
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