Salford Red Devils surprised our day care patient, Anthony McConaghy, with a big treat!

Salford Red Devils fan Anthony McConaghy proved a lucky mascot for his favourite team following a special request from a fellow supporter.

By News Team on April 4, 2017

Anthony McConaghy Salford Red Devils player Weller Hauraki

Season ticket holder Gaynor Lee, a volunteer at St Ann’s, asked the club if they could help Anthony, a day care patient at our site in Little Hulton.

Salford Reds sent their player Weller Hauraki and player welfare manager Gareth Carvell to visit Anthony at the hospice where they presented him with a souvenir shirt.

They also invited him to the Super League match with leaders Castleford as a VIP guest, providing an executive box for family and friends and asked Anthony to carry the match ball and lead out the teams.

His presence obviously inspired Salford who ended Cas’ unbeaten record with a 13-12 victory on Sunday (March 19).

I had a wonderful day and can't thank Salford and St Ann's Hospice enough for making it happen. I've been a Salford fan for 30 years and was in tears at the surprise visit to the hospice. I go to St Ann's twice a week for complementary therapy for my cancer and the team there are superb - every visit is special and brings a smile to my face. Just over a year ago I was given between three and six months to live and I'm still here and fighting. Anthony McConaghy, A day care patient of St Ann's Hospice.
My husband Neil and I are both season ticket holders and he contacted the club to see if they could do anything. Salford have been brilliant and it was great to see them win for Anthony. Gaynor Lee, A volunteer for St Ann's Hospice.