A charity set up in the name of a Welsh footballing legend is to wind down its operations.

Set up five years ago, The Gary Speed Trust Fund will no longer undertake fundraising or organise events after the former Wales manager’s parents - Carol and Roger - decided to step away.

Mrs Speed told the Leader that while it was “great” to see the work that the organisation had done, it was the right time to move away from the fundraising activities.

The Gary Speed Trust Fund was established in 2013, two years after the former Wales, Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United midfielder was found dead at home, near Chester.

Gary, 42, who was originally from Mancot, was manager of the Welsh national team when he died.

The trust fund in his name donated £500 to FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay as recently as last week with Mr and Mrs Speed at Wepre Park to make a presentation.

Speaking to the Leader, Mrs Speed said: “It’s turned out that it’s only me doing it now and has become too much.

“When it first started, everyone was involved but they’ve tailed off.

“Whatever is left in the fund will be distributed but there’ll be nothing more after that.”

As part of the work of the trust fund, cash was donated to clubs and organisations across North Wales as well as groups in the towns and cities in which Gary played including Liverpool and Newcastle.

Mrs Speed said: “It’s great to see all the little footballers with Gary’s name on their kits and we donated some to all the places where he played.”

Mrs Speed said the annual golf day held at Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club, also held in Gary’s name, would also be brought to an end after it wasn’t held last summer.