OVER £2,000 has been raised via a bucket collection in support of a charity and in memory of a 12-year-old boy.

Wrexham fans were encouraged to donate to the collection which was held at the STok Cae Ras ahead of the Reds' 3-2 win over Salford City on Saturday, October 14.

That was in order to raise money for the Hope House charity and also to honour Evan Williams from Wrexham, who died ten years ago, aged just 12.

Evan's mum Jane called on people attending the match to donate to the charity in recognition of the help her family has received from Hope House since then.

She was at the match on the day to collect a grand total of £2,145.

All of the money raised will now go towards supporting seriously ill local children and their families.


A statement from the Hope House team read: "A collection in memory of Evan Williams at @Wrexham_AFC has raised an amazing £2,145.

"Thanks to Evan's mum Jane for organising, fans who donated and our helpers, including match-winner @jordandavies98!

"Everything raised will be doubled via our Final Moments Matter Campaign."

Every pound donated by fans will be match-funded as part of the charity’s Final Moments Matter campaign.

The annual campaign sees the hospice aim to raise £550,000 to meet the cost of providing the best end of life care to children and families in the area.