WREXHAM police have taken on their next fundraiser football match after raising over £17,000 for local charities.

On Sunday September, 3, Wrexham Police FC will be playing Talking Toffees in their next charity match.

Kick-off is 12 pm at Clywedog Leisure Centre, Wrexham with all money raised going to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Talking Toffees are an Everton podcast that also runs an inclusive men's open-age football team, encouraging men to talk through football/group environment, tackle social isolation and embrace positive mental health through exercise.

Sargeant Dave Smith was contacted by Talking Toffees with a request for a match.

He said: "We were contacted by Talking Toffees who are based in the Liverpool area. We’re now finding that we are reaching a much wider audience with support and match requests from across the UK.

"Talking Toffees are a fantastic initiative that champions mental health and well-being. We agreed that Alder Hey would be a very worthy cause to support and continue our fundraising attempts.

"We hope to fund specialist life-saving equipment and vital research that will help children and their families when they need it most from across north wales and the northwest of England. Please donate, any amount big or small really will help make a difference."

Wrexham FC have also received support and video messages from several retired Everton players such as Kevin Ratcliffe and Tony Cottee.


Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds towards the pioneering work at Alder Hey. Your support ensures that 330,000 children each year will have access to the best facilities and equipment.

Wrexham Police FC hope to raise money to help fund life-saving equipment, vital research and healthcare innovation. 

They have so far raised over £17,000 for various local charities from their last five matches alone.