Foundation Fixture this weekend

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This weekend sees the return of Wolves’ Foundation’s annual Focus Fixture, when the game with Chelsea will shine a light on the work of Wolves’ official charity.

Wolves Foundation deliver over 40 projects to people of all ages and abilities across the city, built around three pillars of support: Encouraging healthier and more active people, developing lifelong learning and skills and safer, stronger communities.

The game also falls on the weekend of the ‘Premier League Supports’ campaign, highlighting the work of football club charities across the country.

The overall aims of the Foundation centre around creating opportunities and changing lives, and Saturday’s game will both promote the wide range of the charity’s projects, but also contribute to fundraising to continue to support the activities.

“As Wolves Foundation and the club’s official charity, we are delighted to once again have the chance to showcase our work to the Wolves fans attending Saturday’s game,” says head of Wolves Foundation Will Clowes.

“The Foundation has grown substantially in recent years and are very mindful of our role which now sees us strategically placed in the city as one of the key organisations in our sector.

“Also, when you bring it down to a personal level, we experience at first hand the genuine and significant impact the Foundation have had on people’s lives – their opportunities and their life chances – which makes all of us very proud. 

“A lot of our work is made possible thanks to support we receive from various fundraising bodies, as well as the Wolves fans, the support we receive is always gratefully appreciated.”

“On behalf of all of us at the Foundation, many thanks to the Wolves fans for their backing, and, if you are able to support us again today, that would be fantastic in helping us continue to deliver and develop our projects across the city.”

There is a new event linked to this year’s Focus Fixture on Saturday morning with the Molineux Mile taking place inside the stadium as young people under the age of 11 complete three laps of the pitch with their parents/guardians.

A popular feature from previous fixtures will also be returning with the Wolves Disability FC fixture as the under-16s take on their counterparts from Chelsea at half time.

Foundation staff will be situated around the Feed Our Pack stand in the Fan Zone before the match chatting about the charity’s work and also raising awareness of the different ways fans can support the Foundation on the day.

These include:

MAKE A DONATION: There are various ways to donate to the Foundation, either via a text donation (Text WOLVES followed by the number for your donation to 70085), via Just Giving or Bank Transfer.  Click here for all the different methods.

PURCHASE A REPLICA HOME SHIRT WITH FOUNDATION BADGE: A limited number of Wolves home shirts emblazoned with the Wolves Foundation badge, in the same style to those worn by the players, are still available for £45. Visit the Wolves Megastore or click here to purchase online.

ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW: Make a donation of £5 which will enter you into a prize draw to win a framed Wolves shirt signed by the first team squad. You can enter here.

BID FOR A RANGE OF UNIQUE WOLVES MEMORABILIA: The Foundation have been holding a silent auction of various items of Wolves’ memorabilia, with the same auction also taking place across hospitality areas at the game.  Take a look at the auction and make a bid!

SUPPORT THE MOLINEUX MILE: On the morning of the Chelsea game, young fans and their parents/guardians will be completing a mile around the perimeter of the stadium to raise funds for the Foundation.  If you can, please support their efforts by donating here.  

KEEP AN EYE OUT NEXT WEEK: The warm-up t-shirts and more will be available via an auction to continue to raise funds for the Foundation.  Keep an eye on Wolves Foundation’s website and social media channels for all the details.

MATCHWORN SHIRTS AUCTION AND PRIZE DRAW: From kickoff on Saturday you will also be able to bid on signed, match worn home shirts from the game with Fans can also enter a prize draw via the Wolves App, with a chance to win one player’s shirts.

Check out Wolves Foundation’s social media channels – @wwfcfoundation – for all the build-up the big day.

"Of course it’s so important to give back to the community and Wolverhampton as a whole. It's great to be here and to show our support."

Maximilian Kilman | Wolves Captain and Foundation Ambassador

"As a lifelong Wolves fan, to represent the Club and Foundation is something I'll cherish forever."

Daz James | Wolves Disability FC

"Without Wolves Foundation I wouldn't be here today, that's for certain."

John Martin | Head 4 Health participant

"It is amazing to be out there meeting people and having some fun. It is really important for Wolves to have this connection with the fans and to see the happiness in their faces."

Toti Gomes | Wolves Defender

"Savannah absolutely loves the group. The staff are committed to making every single session fun and welcoming."

Natasha | Healthy Goals parent

"It’s special because it's my club and I’m so proud to be from Wolves as well. I can see the projects and all the work Wolves Foundation are doing and I know it makes such an impact, so to even be a little part of that and to help out where I can – it's so exciting."

Amber Sandhu | Broadcaster and Foundation Ambassador

"It’s huge for the school, I can’t speak highly enough of Wolves Foundation and the opportunities that they give us."

Mr Robinson | Woodsetton School

“I think all football clubs should be the beating heart of their communities and Wolves, through the Foundation, manages to do that."

Johnny Phillips | Sky Sports Presenter and Foundation Ambassador

"We get loads of different opportunities with a Premier League club. I feel really privileged to be a part of it."

Mustafa | Football & Education College Academy student

"Frank has Alzheimer’s Disease and when he was first diagnosed we felt lost and alone. Attending Molineux Memories is a lifeline for both of us; it is run by friendly, committed staff who ensure that everyone is included and enjoys themselves."

Frank and Alison | Molineux Memories

"To come here and be hands on with the kids is unreal. Working with Wolves and the Foundation is a blessing and I'm honoured. It feels surreal sometimes but it's the best feeling."

S-X | Music Producer and Foundation Ambassador

"It's good to give back what you got. Football and the Wolves Foundation help me, so I like to help the community."

Taye | Premier League Kicks

"Wolves is a fantastic football club, and they’re excelling off the pitch as well with all the brilliant community work that the Foundation does. The passion of the coaches and the opportunities to play are amazing."

Jack Rutter | Former Great Britain Paralympian and Foundation Ambassador

"Wolves has definitely helped my personal development, but now also helps me to develop people I work with. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunities Wolves Foundation have given me."

Carl Ackasovs | Wolves Foundation

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