Students from Rydal Penrhos school will take on North Wales Dragons in a special fundraising football match in aid of a child safeguarding organisation on at the Giant Hospitality Stadium, Llandudno.

Proceeds from the contest on Sunday January 21 will be donated to The Offside Trust, a new organisation led by ex-footballer Steve Walters and former professional golfer Chris Unsworth, whose stories of child sexual abuse have inspired hundreds of people to speak out for the first time.

They are now working hard to improve and maintain child safeguarding throughout sport, and offer support to those that have suffered abuse a confidential listening and referral service.

This is the second time the Rydal Penrhos has participated in a fundraising match, with more than £1,000 raised for those affected by the Manchester Terror Attack from an encounter with Llandudno FC Legends.

Communications assistant Dean Jones, who has organised the event alongside Gareth Roberts of North Wales Dragons, said: “We urge anyone who is thinking of contributing to a worthy cause to look no further than our fundraising match in aid of the Offside Trust.

“They have made great strides since their inception and are doing some outstanding work to support those that have suffered abuse, in addition to helping improve the current safeguarding measures implemented throughout the country.”

Donations can be made at: