Ryan Reynolds donates money towards Welsh youth team’s football kit

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds made a sweet donation to a young football club (Picture: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

A very charitable Ryan Reynolds has given money to a young football team to fund their kits.

The Deadpool star, 46, is co-chairman of Wrexham FC alongside fellow actor Rob McElhenney, 45, following their headline-grabbing purchase in 2020.

And it seems the star – whose wife Blake Lively is currently pregnant with their fourth child – is keen to keep giving back to the sport.

Ryan made the £1,600 donation to the Welsh team after the mother of a young player at FC United of Wrexham Futsal set up a fundraising page.

Kayleigh Barton said her son Keegen and his team-mates on the under-12 team had a new kit designed, and she was asking if anyone could make a donation to help the boys get their new kit.

Writing on the GoFundMe page, Kayleigh said the boys deserve it as they work so hard.

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds

The Deadpool actor is the co-chairman of Wrexham FC, along with Rob McElhenney (Picture: PA)

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds
The actors took over the club in February 2021 (Picture: Patrick McElhenney/FX)

‘I will appreciate any help and donations towards this!’, she penned.

The page somehow attracted the attention of Hollywood star Ryan, who made two separate donations of £1000 and £600.

GoFundMe confirmed that the donations were from the actor.

Ryan and Rob took full control of National League club Wrexham FC from the Wrexham Supporters Trust in February 2021, investing £2million under the terms of the deal.

They donated £10,000 to a charity fundraising page after the death of a player’s baby, and the Free Guy actor also sent a message to six-year-old Leland, who had been diagnosed with cancer.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan has made a series of donations to football stars in need (Picture: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

The first donation was made to a GoFundMe page set up by footballer Jordan Davies and his partner Kelsey Edwards, after their son Arthur was ‘born sleeping.’

Ryan also urged his followers last year to get themselves tested as a potential bone marrow transplant donor for Blyth Spartans fan Leland, ahead of a match against Wrexham.

They have also explored the history and culture of Wrexham in their hit TV series, Welcome To Wrexham.

The Critics’ Choice Award-winning show documents the team’s progress, and tells the story of the club, founded in 1864, which has the world’s oldest international ground.

Most recently, the movie stars were awarded Freedom of the County Borough of Wrexham after a council meeting on approved the motion, with the vote passing with 46 in favour and two abstaining.

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