A KIND-HEARTED young Wrexham fan has raffled off his very own piece of history to raise money for two north Wales foodbanks.

In April, the Leader reported on nine-year-old Alfie who has been following Wrexham AFC's recent success' closely alongside dad Paul Holland.

Alfie, who lives with his mum in Ruabon, has become a well-known face in and around the area for the 'lucky hat' he wears - which has seen him yet to witness a defeat in person.

Alfie and Paul were both at the Racecourse for the huge match which saw the Reds end 15 years of hurt on Saturday, April 22, to return to the English Football League.

A 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood that day was also enough to see the club win the National League title.

And what made the day even more special for Alfie was that he managed to get his sky blue away shirt signed by the Wrexham players.

But instead of keeping that for himself, Alfie decided to raffle it off in aid of two foodbanks in the area.


As a result of that, £1,200 was raised and is being split equally between the Wrexham foodbank the Sanctuary Foodbank based in Conwy.

As well as the shirt, other prizes in the raffle draw - which was made live at the Turf pub in Wrexham - included tickets to Chester Zoo and meals at Signatures restaurant in Conwy and the Empire Hotel and Wildwood restaurant in Llandudno.

There was also a swimming pool up from grabs, as well as an Edwards of Conwy voucher and bottles of Wrexham Lager, among other items.

Proud dad Paul said: "We're well chuffed with how it's all turned out. I'm so proud of Alfie and very grateful to everyone who has helped us raise the money and donated prizes too.

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Alfie Holland with Wrexham superstar Paul Mullin.

"Alfie's family and everyone at his school (St Mary's) are all very proud of him."

Alfie, who didn't miss a home game last season, has managed to get himself a ticket for the League Two season opener against MK Dons on August 5.

He also received the new home kit earlier this week.

Paul said: "He's never had a proper full Wrexham kit before so he was buzzing to receive that. His dream is to walk the Wrexham team out as a mascot for a home game one day."