A FUNDRAISER for one of North Wales’ most celebrated footballers was hailed as a tremendous success.

Huws Gray Alliance side Conwy Borough took on a Wrexham FC Legends side on Sunday, April 26 at their Y Morfa base, with all proceeds going towards ex-Manchester United and Wales international Mickey Thomas.

A large crowd turned out for what turned out to be a thoroughly entertaining affair that saw the Wrexham side emerge victorious by a narrow 4-3 scoreline, with Bryan Roberts (2) and Shaun Cavanagh on target for the Tangerines.

Club official and kit man Lee Jones, who organised the event, said: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to the Conwy Borough board, the Wrexham legends who gave up their time and my ex-Liverpool namesake Lee Jones for helping organise the game for Mickey Thomas.

“Hopefully this will give him a boost to help him carry on fighting.”

Thomas, who also attended the fixture, was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus earlier this year and started chemotherapy and radiography at Glan Clwyn Hospital in Bodelwyddan in February.

He is set to have an operation in Wrexham later this year, and a Go Fund Me page has raised more than £22,000 to assist Thomas with his treatment and recovery.

United legends such as Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin have all contributed to the cause, and Thomas revealed that he has received “overwhelming” support from the football community at all levels.

Thomas played for Everton, Brighton, Stoke City, Chelsea, West Brom, Derby, Shrewsbury and Leeds as well as gaining 51 Welsh caps in a 10-year-stint representing his country.