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04th Jan 2022

Wrexham owners appear to donate £10,000 to player’s fundraiser

Daniel Brown

What a lovely gesture from the duo

Wrexham’s owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney appear to have donated £10,000 to a charity fundraising page after the tragic death of a player’s baby.

The donation was made to a GoFundMe page set up by midfielder Jordan Davies and his partner Kelsey Edwards after their son Arthur was “born sleeping” last month.

Alongside the generous donation was a message, which read: “Rob, Kaitlin, Ryan and Blake For Arthur”.

Deadpool star Reynolds is married to US actor Blake Lively, with McElhenney married to fellow It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actor Kaitlin Olson.

The bereaved couple have said that they will be “forever grateful” for the donation after the death of their baby, which will go towards the charity ‘Sands’ (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society).

Sands “works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive, and create a world where fewer babies die”.

In the fundraising page description, Davies and his partner wrote: “Our baby boy, Arthur Andrew Davies was born sleeping on the 14th December 2021.

“The support we received during this time was amazing.

“The midwives provided around the clock care and made sure we were comfortable, and they really couldn’t do enough for us.

“We were given the time we needed with our boy and were supported throughout.

“They also provided us with a memory box with things to cherish forever.

“We are forever grateful for Sands and all the staff in the Wrexham Maelor.

“Sweet dreams my sweet boy.”

The 23-year-old signed for the Welsh side in July 2020 and has made 20 appearances for the Red Dragons this season, scoring six goals.

Reynolds and McElhenney took 100% control of the National League side from the Wrexham Supporters Trust in February 2021 and invested £2 million in the club under the terms of the deal.

If you have been affected by stillbirth and/or neonatal death, you can contact Sands on 0808 164 3332, [email protected] or visit their website 

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