Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate £10k to Wrexham FC player’s fundraising page after stillbirth

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated £10,000 to a fundraising page which was set up after a Wrexham FC player and his partner lost their baby during childbirth last month. 

The actor, 45, and his actress wife, 34, made the generous offer through a GoFundMe page, which was set up on New Year’s Day following the tragedy.

Rob McElhenney, 44, who co-owns the club with Ryan, also contributed towards the generous sum alongside his wife Kaitlin Olson, 46, and wrote in their message: ‘Rob, Kaitlin, Ryan and Blake For Arthur.’

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Generous: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated £10,000 to a fundraising page which was set up after a Wrexham FC player lost his baby during childbirth last month

Generous: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated £10,000 to a fundraising page which was set up after a Wrexham FC player lost his baby during childbirth last month

Defender Jordan Davies, 23, and his girlfriend Kelsey Edwards had initially set a goal of £1,500 to be reached for Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) – however have so far amassed a whopping £13,149 following 179 donations. 

They had penned in the page’s description: ‘I’m raising money in aid of Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) and every donation will help.

‘Our baby boy, Arthur Andrew Davies was born sleeping on the 14th December 2021. The support we received during this time was amazing.

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‘The butterfly suite at the Wrexham Maelor is available exclusively for grieving families and is funded by Sands UK.

Emotional: Jordan had shared a photo of his son's foot in a heartbreaking December snap

Emotional: Jordan had shared a photo of his son’s foot in a heartbreaking December snap

Tragic: Defender Jordan Davies, 23, and his girlfriend Kelsey Edwards had initially set a goal of £1,500 to be reached for Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) - however have so far amassed a whopping £13,149 following 179 donations

Tragic: Defender Jordan Davies, 23, and his girlfriend Kelsey Edwards had initially set a goal of £1,500 to be reached for Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) – however have so far amassed a whopping £13,149 following 179 donations

‘The suite is away from the labour ward and provided accommodation with a kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom to make the circumstances as nice as possible.

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‘The midwives provided around the clock care and made sure we were comfortable and they really couldn’t do enough for us.

‘We were given the time we needed with our boy and were supported throughout. They also provided us with a memory box with things to cherish forever!

‘Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.

Kind: The actor, 45, and his actress wife, 34, made the generous offer through a GoFundMe page, which was set up on New Year's Day following the tragedy

Kind: The actor, 45, and his actress wife, 34, made the generous offer through a GoFundMe page, which was set up on New Year’s Day following the tragedy

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Heartbreaking: They had penned in the page's description: 'I'm raising money in aid of Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) and every donation will help'

Heartbreaking: They had penned in the page’s description: ‘I’m raising money in aid of Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society) and every donation will help’

Terrible: He wrote in his caption: 'Our perfect little Arthur Andrew Davies born sleeping, 14/12/21, weighing 2.9lb'

Terrible: He wrote in his caption: ‘Our perfect little Arthur Andrew Davies born sleeping, 14/12/21, weighing 2.9lb’

Gesture: Rob commented: 'Kelsey and Jordan, @KaitlinOlson and I are so sorry for your loss. If you need absolutely anything please let us know. Red heart'

Gesture: Rob commented: ‘Kelsey and Jordan, @KaitlinOlson and I are so sorry for your loss. If you need absolutely anything please let us know. Red heart’

‘We are forever grateful for Sands and all the staff in the Wrexham Maelor. Sweet dreams my sweet boy.’

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Jordan had shared a photo of his son’s foot in a heartbreaking December snap, alongside the caption: ‘Our perfect little Arthur Andrew Davies born sleeping, 14/12/21, weighing 2.9lb.

‘We never got to spend our lives with you, but you have placed a huge mark on our hearts, forever. Heaven has gained a perfect little angel! We love you, little boy!’

Rob commented: ‘Kelsey and Jordan, @KaitlinOlson and I are so sorry for your loss. If you need absolutely anything please let us know. Red heart.’

If you have been affected by this story, contact Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity) on 0808 164 3332 or email [email protected]

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Wow! Rob McElhenney, 44, who co-owns the club with Ryan, also contributed towards the generous sum alongside his wife Kaitlin Olson, 46 (pictured in 2019)

Wow! Rob McElhenney, 44, who co-owns the club with Ryan, also contributed towards the generous sum alongside his wife Kaitlin Olson, 46 (pictured in 2019)

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