Young Swans' charity donation

19th May 2018

Swansea City Under-23s have rounded off a fine season on the pitch by donating more than £1,000 to a local children’s charity.

The Ethan Perkins Trust, which is based in Llansamlet, has helped more than 150 families since its launch in 2009.

Grants from the trust have boosted children with brain tumours. They have funded holidays, birthday parties and bedroom makeovers, as well as being spent on tickets to sporting events and concerts, iPads and bedding.

Carl Perkins created the charity alongside his wife Nicola following the death of their son Ethan, and he was thrilled with the Swans’ donation.

“The donation the squad have made will help make a huge difference to an individual or family in South West Wales,” he said.

“We are very surprised and grateful to have been thought of by the players.

“Any money that is donated or we generate has gone towards creating some fantastic memories for children and families over the years. These are things people can’t take away.

“We were inspired to start the trust in 2009 following the death of our son Ethan from a brain tumour.

“So far we have given more than 150 grants to help children and families create some special moments, so this donation will make a big difference.”  

To get involved or make a donation visit