Ellesmere Rangers players of past and present turned out for a charity football match and funday on Saturday evening.

A Legends vs Old Boys game was organised as part of the effort to raise funds to help a popular Ellesmere youngster’s family afford a new wheelchair.

Harrison Thompson was born with spinal muscular atrophy, and requires a new special wheelchair.

The football club was keen to help where they could with Harrison being a local boy.

Alan Davies, director of football at the club, said £1,900 was raised, adding: “We just thought we’d help them out with them being a local family.

“We had the Old Boys, a side we had going back a few years, and the Legends which was the first team going back a little further. This is the first time we’ve done something like this. The cost of the wheelchair is £14,000 so this is just part of the fundraising efforts to reach that amount.

“I think it’s important for a football club like ours to help out in the community when we can. It lets people know we are concerned with what’s happening in the local area, and if we can help, then great.”

“A big thank you to all of the players and volunteers who turned up on the day and helped to get it all organised, it’s been great.”