A HOLLYWOOD star has donated £5,000 to a fundraiser for a Wrexham boy who lives with a rare genetic condition.

Four-year-old Louis Perrin was born with a condition called TUBA1A.

As well as having epilepsy and cerebral palsy, the young Wrexham AFC fan suffers from painful leg spasms and limited mobility leading him to become dependent on a wheelchair.

As a result, his family - who are from Wrexham - now need to adapt their family home to support Louis and meet all of his medical needs, which will cost approximately £40,000.

This has led to Wrexham Police FC launching a fundraiser and a charity football match in aid of Louis and his family.

And there was a surprise in store for all involved over the weekend when famous actor Michael Sheen donated to the cause.

The star of films like The Queen, the Twilight series and Midnight in Paris, has donated £5,000 (+ £1,250.00 Gift Aid) to the fundraiser, he confirmed on X (formerly Twitter).


The JustGiving page has so far raised over £8,200 with the charity match between Wrexham Police FC and North Wales Dragons at Colliers Park on Saturday, March 23.

Both of Wrexham's famous owners - Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds - have also previously donated £10,000 to a separate fundraiser. 

On the fundraising page, alongside the donation he made, Sheen said: "Very best wishes to the whole family."

Wrexham Police added: "We’d like to thank @michaelsheen  for his generous donation. His support will help make a real difference for Louis & his family, we’re truly grateful. Diolch."

Louis's parents Aaron and Charlotte Perrin have said he loves football and regularly watches his beloved Wrexham AFC as well as listening to music.

All donations of any amount - and proceeds from the football match - will allow him to live a much more comfortable and independent life as he grows older.