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Wales vs England Charity Match: A Triumph of Sportsmanship for a Worthy Cause Sponsored by Trade Centre Wales

Thursday 16th May 2024

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In a thrilling encounter at the Stadium on Saturday, May 11th, Wales emerged triumphant over England with a resounding 2-0 victory. The match, held in aid of Joseph’s Smile and The Bradley Lowery Foundation, captured the hearts of fans and supporters worldwide, as Wales showcased their prowess on the pitch led by a masterclass performance from Wilfried Bony.

In an heartwarming display of solidarity and sporting prowess, Wales and England collided in a charity football match at the Stadium. The event, organised in aid of Joseph’s Smile and The Bradley Lowery Foundation, resonated beyond the pitch, uniting fans and players alike in a shared commitment to supporting these invaluable causes. As the final whistle blew, it became evident that the match was not merely about goals scored or tackles made, but about the collective effort to make a difference.

Gareth Thomas and Wales Manager Chris Coleman

The Wales and England teams were managed by Chris Coleman and Sol Campbell. The The Trade Centre Group, served as the primary sponsor for the back of the shirts of both the Wales and England kits. “As the Trade Centre Group’s founder and owner, witnessing our sponsorship of the Wales vs England charity match directly impacting the lives of individuals aided by Joseph’s Smile and The Bradley Lowery Foundation fills me with immense pride. Our dedication to community support reflects our fundamental principles of compassion and unity, and I feel privileged to contribute to this significant cause.” Mark Bailey, Founder and Owner of Trade Centre Wales.

Both Joseph’s Smile and the Bradley Lowery Foundation were set up by families affected by childhood cancer. Their mothers, Katy Yeandle and Gemma Lowery, worked to raise funds to access the bivalent cancer vaccine in New York but tragically neither of their boys made it there. They have since dedicated themselves to raising funds to help ensure children receive the care and treatment they need, which are often not available on the NHS. “I’ve spent months just sat on my sofa emailing agents – I’ve messaged about 2,000,” joked Katy

The BBC documentary following the event will be released on Prime Time TV this summer and no doubt next year’s edition will be much bigger and better!

Shane Williams is tackled by Roman Kemp

Charity Match Photos below