Birthday joy for Wolves legend Bert Williams

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Wolves legend Bert Williams has celebrated his 93rd birthday.

The goalkeeping-great marked the occasion with four friends who toasted him with a cup of tea before he cut a special cake at his home in Shifnal.

Mr Williams received over 100 cards from well-wishers and phone calls from Ron Atkinson and other football celebrities.

Sports artist Brian West painted a special card for the birthday boy showing one of his wonderful saves.

Bert, who is the oldest surviving English international footlballer, said: "Everybody has been very kind and I had a memorable day. It really lifted my spirits."

He is due to be taken out by his family for a birthday dinner tonight before returning to his main goal of raising £150,000 for the Alzheimer's Society in memory of his late wife Evelyn, a target which he is now within £5,500 of reaching.

The latest group of people to contribute to the fund was the Wolves Elders Club, which collected £61 with a raffle during its weekly meeting which was held at Molineux on Wednesday.

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