Swans legends in action once more
SOME of Swansea’s best-known football players pulled on their famous black and white shirts again to help raise funds for Ty Olwen Hospice.
Sporting stars Lee Trundle, Michael Howard, Andrew Mumford, Jon Coates, Chris Todd, Martin Thomas and James Thomas all took part in the charity sporting event after answering an appeal from Swans fan Anthony Jee.
The event took place at The Dingle in Morriston on Saturday, with 150 football fans flocking to the club to watch the one-off match.
The 29-year-old, from Plasmarl, said he decided to organise the event in gratitude to the hospice, which cared for his mother, Caroline Jee.
Caroline had been been suffering from lung cancer, and passed away in May.
Anthony, a railway worker, said: “I organised it with my friend Thomas Todd in memory of my mum who passed away in May.
“She went back and fourth Ty Olwyn Hospice and that was where she was more comfortable.
“It is a really good cause.”
Anthony said he was pleased to get the likes of players such as Lee Trundle to take part in the charity match.
“It was great Lee Trundle was there. He was a real gentleman. He helped do the raffle afterwards and had photos taken and signed shirts for the people there.”
To organise the event Anthony has been given a helping hand by friend Thomas Todd, brother of former Swan Chris Todd.
The final score was 5-4 to the Swansea City All Stars, but Anthony said the James Thomas XI were pleased with the outcome. The evening was followed by an auction and a raffle at The Dingle clubhouse after the game.
“It was really good, I really enjoyed it,” said Anthony.
He added that the day had raised around £1,500 to £2,000 for the hospice.
“I would like to do this again at a later date,” he added.