An annual wheelchair rugby cup will be held in Wrexham to help support seriously ill local children and their families.

The Peacock Cup will be contested by the North Wales Crusaders, Dundee Dragons, Warrington Wolves and Torfaen Tigers, and is held in memory of three-year-old Wrexham boy, Thomas Jones, who died in 2018.

Thomas’s uncle Harry Jones decided to use the event to raise funds for the children’s hospices due to the care his family received there.

“The work Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith do in the community is remarkable, and having seen how much they helped my family, it only seemed right for us to use this event to give something back,” said Harry.

The 2020 event was postponed due to Covid restrictions, but a year on the event is once again able to go ahead at the Glyndwr Sports Centre on Sunday, July 18th.

“We had to move the tournament, but we have been able to keep it within the Wheelchair Rugby League calendar,” said Harry.

“It’s always a great event, and it’s wonderful we can get together once again to play our sport, as well as donating all proceeds to a wonderful vital cause.”

As well as the tournament itself Harry has also arranged a raffle and auction which took place in March, which raised about £1,200.

(Picture courtesy of Richard Long Photography)