Off-duty police and fire officers from Wrexham and across North Wales will go head to head in a special charity football match to raise money for us.

The re-scheduled fundraising friendly between Wrexham Town Police Station FC and a North Wales Fire Service XI will be played at Bellevue Park, Wrexham on Sunday, 15th January.

The fixture will kick-off at 10am, with spectators welcome to attend on the day.

Organiser Sgt Dave Smith from North Wales Police hopes that vital funds can be generated to support seriously ill local children. 

“Supporting the work of a truly brilliant charity like Hope House is something myself and everyone involved are delighted to be involved in,” he said.


“There has always been a friendly rivalry between police and fire officers, and there’s always a competitive element when we play each other – whatever the sport.

“This fixture felt like an opportunity to do something positive together for a really deserving cause.

“As a parent myself, I can fully appreciate how valuable the facilities are to families in their time of need.

“We want to raise as much money as possible and I’d ask everyone to consider making a donation, no matter how small, to support this fantastic organisation.”

Making a difference

Wayne Vernon, firefighter with White Watch, Wrexham, said: “We were thrilled to be invited to be a part of this event to support such a worthy cause.

“Hope House provides a wonderful facility for children and their families in difficult circumstances. 

“The game is a great opportunity to highlight the teamwork all of our emergency services provide  - working together to protect our communities.

“Any donations no matter how small will be greatly received and will make a huge difference.”

Fundraiser Cat Dowdeswell said: “We are so grateful to both the police and the fire service for arranging this special charity match, and I’m sure it’s going to be a great occasion.

“We need to raise £7.5 million a year to care for seriously ill local children and families, and without support like this from our community, we simply wouldn’t be able to be here for those that need us the most.”

You can donate to the match here