Aaron Hayden visited Ysgol Bryn Alyn earlier this week, after receiving an emotional letter from one of his biggest fans.
Henry, a pupil at the school, wrote to Aaron and the Club explaining his mother’s recent Cancer diagnosis and that he and his classmates were shaving their hair in a way to unite against the illness.
In his letter, Henry asked whether, as his favourite player, Aaron would be able to support the event.
Along with Henry, 22 other students took part in the Brave the Shave event which also included a raffle as a way to raise money.
Once he received the letter, Hayden agreed alongside the school to surprise Henry at the event and give him a signed shirt by some of the First Team squad.
Henry had been a super fan of the defender for a long time, and even caught the ‘magic hat’ that he wore during the open-top bus parade in the summer.
Once there, Hayden took photos with all the participants, drew the raffle numbers and delivered a message to the students watching on.
On what was an important day for Henry, his family but also the school, Hayden expressed his desire to get involved for such an important cause.
He said: “I was honoured that Henry sent the letter to me asking me to be here today. He’s put on this event and done it for a great cause.
“It was great to speak to his mum, who is in great spirits and taking strength and pride from what Henry is doing.
“I wanted to be a part of it and get behind Henry and his family for this fantastic cause.”
It was also an important event for the school community and Health and Well-Being lead Bethan Lea-Evans added she was delighted Aaron could grant Henry’s wish.
She said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Aaron to our school and for this event. We are proud to support our pupils and have a visit from the Football Club.”