‘Pack Patrons’ supporting the Foundation

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Wolves Foundation are delighted to announce confirmation of the first four ‘Pack Patrons’ supporting Wolves’ official charity during the 2023/24 season.

The Pack Patrons are businesses, organisations or individuals that make an annual financial commitment to the work of the Foundation, allowing the Foundation to continue its vital work in our communities.

The scheme allows Patrons to be directly involved in making a real and tangible difference. Funds donated support a wide range of projects alongside the overarching aim of the Foundation to create opportunity and change the lives of people across the city and beyond.

The relaunch of the Pack Patrons initiative, which sees Samantha Hague Optometry and Howard Wright joining previous patrons Paycare and Moog, has been designed to be far more collaborative.

The four Pack Patrons who are giving support to the Foundation are as follows:

Paycare | The Wolverhampton-based health care plan providers who have supported Wolves and the club’s community work since 1998, including creating the Paycare lounge to create and safe and comfortable space for disabled supporters on a matchday.

Moog | A major aerospace firm with a substantial site ten minutes from Molineux in Coven which was established in the UK in 1968 and provides engineering expertise and products across sectors including industrial, aircraft and space and defence.

Samantha Hague Optometry | An independent family business based in Tettenhall specialising in luxury eyewear which was established in 1985 as Sheward Opticians before being rebranded in 2019.

Howard Wright | A financial planning business based in Wolverhampton since the 1930s, continuing to help individuals and families achieve their financial goals and dreams from their base in Codsall.

“We are delighted and really appreciative of the support being given by our first four Pack Patrons for the new season,” says Kieron Ansell, business development manager with Wolves Foundation.

“Our patrons’ scheme has been in place for several years, but it has been relaunched and reinvigorated it to give it a broader appeal to attract more supporters.

“We’re creating a platform that allows for a two-way dialog. We want to hear what’s important to our Patrons as well as being reactive to needs of the city and surrounding communities.

“Pack Patrons will be at the sharp end of impact and we encourage them to take an active role in joining and supporting the large number of projects being delivered each week.

“Wolves Foundation have a responsibility as the club’s official charity, but also a responsibility to our Patrons too.

“We have pledged to be transparent, communicative and to ensure they are receiving up to date and accurate data on the societal impact that we, and they as Patrons, are having.

“Pack Patrons will become an important pillar of the overall identity of The Wolves Foundation. We are looking forward to bringing all our Patrons, ambassadors and supporters across the club together in a night of celebration and recognition in our first ever Gala dinner, here at Molineux in October.”

To find out more please visit the Pack Patrons page, or to chat about becoming a Pack Patron and supporting the Foundation’s work, please email Kieronansell@wolves.co.uk.

"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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