It will be a Christmas to remember for six-year-old Ellis Page, after Queens Park Rangers football club arranged for him to take to the field as Leicester mascot, at Saturday's game (December 21).

Ellis, who suffers from MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, was given the VIP treatment by QPR and Football League sponsor Sky Bet, who are backing his dad Richard’s campaign to find a cure for the condition.

Text “ellis” was set up at the start of the season, with the goal of raising £100,000 to fund research into the rare genetic condition.

Richard Page is cycling to every Leicester City away game this season – more than 3,500 miles in total – and has currently raised over £26,000.

Richard and Ellis Page with QPR owner Tony Fernandes
Richard and Ellis Page with QPR owner Tony Fernandes
 

Ellis met the whole Leicester squad in the changing room before the game, before QPR manager Harry Redknapp and owner Tony Fernandes took time out of their busy schedules to wish him well.

Ellis was also captured on the Sky Sports cameras, when he was carried onto the pitch by Leicester captain Wes Morgan, to take his place in the pre-match handshakes.

Richard, who joined his son on the pitch before the game, said: “What an amazing day! We’re incredibly grateful to QPR and Sky Bet for setting up the day. We’d like to thank the QPR fans, who’ve raised over £1000 towards the total.”

To make a donation, text "MECP77" followed by £1, £2, £3, £5 or £10, to 70070 or visit: www.textellis.com

Ellis Page is carried by Leicester captain Wes Morgan
Ellis Page is carried by Leicester captain Wes Morgan