Ryan Reynolds donates £1,600 in the direction of youth soccer workforce’s new equipment in Wrexham

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has stunned a youngsters’s soccer workforce by donating £1,600 to allow them to purchase a brand new equipment.

Kayleigh Barton, who arrange a fundraising web page for her son’s under-12s workforce – FC United of Wrexham – stated she was in “full shock”.

Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney are homeowners of town’s National League facet, which they took over in 2021.

In response to Ms Barton’s enchantment, Reynolds made a donation of £600 adopted by one other of £1,000.

Ms Barton stated: “I used to be practically in tears. I understand how a lot that cash means to the membership and the lads. Happy is an understatement.”

In her authentic plea, she stated she needed all of the boys to have the ability to put on the identical equipment “as they work so laborious”.

GoFundMe confirmed the 2 donations have been from the actor.

The 46-year-old additionally messaged the workforce’s founder Andrew Ruscoe to say “take pleasure in the brand new uniforms!”.

Mr Ruscoe instructed native newspaper The Leader that he’d requested the actor to retweet the fundraising enchantment however didn’t count on him to donate himself.

The workforce tweeted a video of its gamers thanking Reynolds and stated it will add the Deadpool emblem to the sleeves of the equipment as “a mark of appreciation”.

It’s not the primary time the actor has made headlines with a sort gesture.

Last 12 months he and McElhenney donated £10,000 to a fundraiser after a participant’s son was stillborn, and in July he video-messaged a 13-year-old boy after open-heart surgical procedure.

The pair have been additionally just lately honoured for selling Wales and the Welsh language.



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