Wolves star Dave Edwards heads to school for charity cash

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards had a ball as he visited a city school to pick up a cheque for a charity he is patron of.

Youngsters at Colton Hills Community School raised £1,125 for the Birch Thompson Memorial Fund.

The long-serving midfielder, who is also a Welsh international, went to the school to thank pupils for their fundraising efforts, which were sparked by a visit to Gelliwig residential centre in Wales paid for by the charity.

Edwards became one of the patrons of the Memorial Fund last year and has also started his own charity – the Little Rascals Foundation.

He said: "It was great to visit Colton Hills and to meet the students and staff, and not only plenty of Wolves fans but also a fan of Shrewsbury, where I started my career.

"It is nice to be involved with a project like Gelliwig, which has links with both Wolverhampton and Wales, and I know it is also a charity that was well supported by Rachael Heyhoe Flint.

"It looks like the pupils are doing a really good job with their fundraising, and hopefully that can continue and they can safeguard the future of Gelliwig for many years to come.

"I think it is vitally important that young people are able to broaden their horizons and get away on trips and take part in activities, and with its location in Portmadog, the centre offers a great facility for schools and community groups to visit and enjoy."

Chairman Keith Berry paid tribute to one of the charity's first patrons Rachael Heyhoe Flint and said: "She would want the good work to continue and today is evidence that it will."

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