Local company Hafren Dyfrdwy takes on Penycae Football Club in charity football match!

Thursday 2 March 2023

A charity football match in Wrexham will see colleagues from Wrexham based water company Hafren Dyfrdwy take on semi-professional Penycae Football Club on Sunday 12th March, in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Charity and the family of local girl, Nellie-Jae Williams.

Nellie Jae is a four year old girl from Ruabon, who is battling Leukaemia and under expert care at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The charity football match has been organised by family friend, and Hafren Dyfrdwy colleague Jonny Owen who hopes to raise funds for the family of Nellie, as well as to raise donations to support the amazing work Alder Hey do.

Jonny Owen, Distribution Service Technician at Hafren Dyfrdwy said: “We take for granted being able to just go for a walk, have a day out or to be able to go on holiday, all the things Nellie is, unfortunately, missing out on at the moment. We’d love for her and the family to be able to get away and have some much-needed fun once Nellie is able to.

“When I first suggested it to my colleagues to get involved, it was a no-brainer and everyone is making every effort to make this an incredible event that will raise vital funds that will make an unbelievable difference to the hospital, and Nellie Jae, so we hope plenty of people come out in support of this great cause.”

The match is taking place on Sunday 12th March 2023 at Penycae Football Club, with kick off at 11am, with donations at the gate for entry.

There will also be a raffle, live band, a bar and food and an auction to help raise more funds for Nellie and Alder Hey.

Andy Owen, Chairman of Penycae Football Club said: “The club are very pleased to be hosting the event for two very worthy causes! We are a team of volunteers, including current players, managers and coaches, committee members and people associated with the club who are going to be part of the event that we are all looking forward to.

“We have a fantastic community who I’m sure will come to support the event and contribute towards raising as many funds as possible.”

Jess and Jonny Williams, parents of Nellie-Jae Williams aged four, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in November added: “Nellie-Jae is a very energetic little girl who enjoys dancing at Bethan’s dance Academy, but due to her diagnosis and very strong chemotherapy treatment she has been unable to get onto her feet. Nellie-Jae is determined to get running around again and is having physiotherapy sessions to build up her leg muscles. Nellie-Jae continues to smile through ongoing treatment and still has a long way to go.”