ROB McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have made another generous donation towards a charity football match in Wrexham.

Last month, Wrexham AFC's star owners donated £5,000 towards Wrexham Police FC's fundraising match against FC United of Wrexham. 

Proceeds of the match will go towards the children's ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, and a JustGiving page has now raised £10,000.

This is in no small part due to Rob and Ryan, who last night (June 18) donated a further £5,000 towards the fundraiser.

Sgt Dave Smith said: “I’m so very grateful to everyone who’s donated so far. The donations from Rob and Ryan are just incredible, they have given us a great platform to build on.

“The money raised will help fund new oncology equipment for the ward. Having been through cancer treatment myself, I know how difficult it can be. To even think of children having to go through something similar is truly heart-breaking.

“The money will also help fund some of the added extras - big and small - that go above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide, making a real difference for local patients and their families when they need it the most. My children have needed to use the children’s ward a number of times in the past and having experienced first-hand the work they do there, the specialist care and staff really are fantastic."


He added: “We’ve had supportive messages from so many people, including celebrities who’ve taken the time to record video messages encouraging people to donate. We’d love to keep this momentum going and get a big crowd along on the day to enjoy the game.”

The match will be played at 10.30am on Saturday, July 1 at Bronwen’s Green, Wrexham. 

Sgt Smith formed Wrexham Police FC towards the end of 2021, which is made up of off-duty officers from all departments across North Wale Police in a bid to forge stronger links within the community and raise money for local causes and charities.

He added: “We want to break down barriers with the community and show that behind our uniform we’re just like everyone else.

“The score on the day is irrelevant. Our matches are about making friendships and dispelling misconceptions of the police that those playing against us might have previously held.”