Bangor University students join the thousands at the People's Vote on Saturday in London thanks to football executive.

The students’ union at the University had been hoping to organise a coach to get people to the march but were struggling to pay the cost – which was more than £1,000.

That's when Joe Hemani, who is VP of the football club and also chairman of tech firm Westcoast PLC, decided to come to the rescue by stumping up £5000 to help cover the cost of organising a coach from Bangor and other locations.

Mr Hemani said: "I’m delighted to once again be able to support the People’s Vote Campaign by helping to get students from Bangor to the “Together For The Final Say march this Saturday.

“Boris Johnson needs to hear loud and clear that he must seek the British people’s consent before he inflicts his damaging Brexit on our country. Brexit is hitting jobs, businesses, our NHS and communities across the UK.

“Faced with the reality of Boris Johnson's destructive Brexit, more voters than ever before now say that the only way to solve this mess is to put the question back to the people.

“Whatever you think about Brexit, the only clear way out of this political mess is to give the people the final say.”

Harry Riley, Vice President Education at Bangor Students' Union, said: “Many of our current students did not get the chance to vote in the 2016 referendum which is why it’s so important that as many students and young people from across the country are able to take part in Saturday’s march.

“Students' Unions across the country are bringing people to the march. But providing coach travel is It expensive – costing hundreds, or thousands of pounds. We are really grateful to Joe Hemani for generously agreeing to sponsor our coach from Bangor, and others, to get people to London.

“So much has changed since 2016 and now known about what Brexit means in reality. Whatever is eventually agreed on Brexit, the people must have the final say in a referendum.

More than 170 coaches have already been booked by campaigners from across the UK to travel to London.

Saturday promises to be one of the largest protests Britain has ever seen, with people coming together to tell Boris Johnson that he cannot inflict a hard and destructive Brexit on the UK, without seeking the people’s democratic consent in a final say referendum.

It is the second time Mr Hemani has funded coach travel to a People’s Vote march. He also helped pay for coaches from across the UK back in March, when a million people demonstrated in central London.

As well as Bangor, coaches have been booked from Inverness in north Scotland (554 miles) and Penzance in Cornwall (285 miles).