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Michael Sheen donates £5,000 to family wanting to adapt home for disabled son

Michael Sheen

Actor Michael Sheen has surprised parents of a disabled four-year-old son with a £5,000 donation so they can make their home more accessible.

Louis Perrin was born with TUBA1A causing epilepsy, cerebral palsy, painful leg spasms and limited mobility.

His parents, Aaron and Charlotte, recently launched a JustGiving page to raise £40,000 so they can make the home more suitable for their son’s requirements.

A second page on the fundraising website has been set up by Wrexham Police FC who play a football match against North Wales Dragons on March 23rd.

Last Sunday the team’s page received a £5,000 donation from Welsh actor Michael Sheen.

Mrs Perrin, 32, who works in the emergency services, told PA news agency: “How generous of Michael Sheen to do that. What a lovely way to start the week.

“We are so close to Louis’ target now, and plan on getting the work for his extension started by April.

“We never in a million years thought it would happen this quick.”

Sheen promoted the cause on his X account saying:  “I’ve #justsponsored Wrexham Police FC, who’s fundraising for Just4children on @JustGiving. Donate now.”

Mr Perrin, 32, who is a headmaster at a local school, left a comment under Sheen’s post, which read: “Diolch yn fawr [thank you very much] @michaelsheen. Lots of love, Louis and his family X”.

The actor replied: “Lots of love to you Louis and your family and very best wishes with this fundraiser. Xxx”

Earlier this month the family received additional donations from Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, celebrity owners of Wrexham AFC.

The money will go towards building a downstairs bedroom with a wet room and raising the level in the garden giving Louis easier access.

[ Michael Sheen designed a Shakespeare-themed Paddington Bear statue which was positioned outside the Globe theatre in 2014. ]

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