Posted: Wed 15th May 2024

Wrexham Police FC triumph in charity match for Andy’s Man Club for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Wrexham Police FC may have come out on top in their latest fundraising match but it was a national mental health charity who was the real winner of the day.

The police side took on a team representing the men’s suicide prevention charity, Andy’s Man Club at a match in Broughton on Sunday, 12 May.

Played in the early summer conditions, Wrexham Police FC registered an 11-6 win in the high-scoring friendly.

A total of £633 was raised for Andy’s Man Club, which offers peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online.

Proceeds from the game will help the charity to establish more free-to-attend groups within 30 minutes’ drive of any man in the UK.

Samba-Reggae percussion band, Batala Bangor gave an energetic performance ahead of the game, with partner agencies also hosting stands at the event to raise greater awareness of mental health.

“It was a brilliant day all round and certainly helped to build awareness around a very important issue,” said Sgt Dave Smith.

“It was a real pleasure to share a pitch with staff from Andy’s Man Club, who do such vital work up and down the UK.

“With the game falling just before Mental Health Week, it felt like a really timely event too and I’m glad we were able to support them financially via donations.”

Wrexham Police FC return to action in Broughton this weekend in a match against Happy Somedays – a Manchester-based inclusive organisation which aims to create safe spaces for people to enjoy sport and fitness activities.

The match will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday and will be played in support of PACT North Wales.

More information about Andy’s Man Club can be found here. More information on the Wrexham branch of the organisation can be found on social media.

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