Happy Megan is star of new film

Megan Fish
Megan Fish

Leyland youngster Megan Fish has been getting the red carpet treatment after landing the key role in a new film.

The young ambassador for Alder Hey Children’s Charity was selected to play the main part in a short film.

The film has been made as part of the second phase of a £30m appeal for Alder Hey before it opens a new hospital in Liverpool next year.

Four-year-old Megan, who was born with a congenital heart defect, treated her classmates at Leyland Methodist Infant School to a sneak preview in assembly.

The plucky youngster has undergone major heart bypass surgery and a host of other treatments since she was born.

Megan’s mum Fiona said: “Megan is really excited about appearing in Alder Hey’s new film, especially when it was shown to her little friends in assembly.

“She has been a regular visitor to Alder Hey since she was born at Royal Preston Hospital and transferred when she was just days old.”

Megan has also been treated for a series of mini strokes she suffered in 2011 due to a blood clot.

Fiona, who lives in Cranford Avenue, added: “Despite all that she has been through, Megan is a happy little girl who is full of fun.

“We feel lucky that Megan has been treated at Alder Hey and we are keen to do anything we can to support the charity appeal.”

Money donated to the appeal will be used to provide life-saving medical equipment, arts and play activities and funding for vital research.