Prestigious Chamber Award for Wolves Foundation

Prestigious Chamber Award for Wolves Foundation Image

Wolves Foundation are delighted to have been crowned winners of the Business Commitment to the Community category at this year’s Black Country Chamber of Commerce awards.

Judges highlighted the ‘passion and drive’ of Foundation staff, coupled with ‘amazing community projects’ which saw Wolves’ official charity pick up the prestigious accolade at the 22nd awards, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Several Foundation staff were present at the Racecourse to receive the award as the best of the Black Country’s businesses were celebrated at the ceremony, hosted by Dicky Dodd.

‘Wolves Foundation builds its services and delivery to fit the needs of the individuals that they are engaging with and works hard to understand the needs of each community,’ revealed the comments from the panel of judges.

‘They continue to build on their excellent partnership with Wolves to deliver over 45 projects across the board focusing on health & wellbeing, education & skills and community & cohesion for all ages.

‘The judges were impressed by the Foundation’s “grow your own” philosophy and developing their staff to aid progression.

‘The judges felt that the passion and drive of the staff, coupled with the amazing community projects that are delivered, made Wolves Foundation a standout winner for the Business commitment to the Community category.’

Over 500 people were present at the award ceremony, with the Foundation emerging from a long list of 37 business and shortlist of 12, to land the award.

“We were all thrilled to pick up the award for Business Commitment to the Community at an excellent event organised by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce,” added Will Clowes, Head of Wolves Foundation.

“There were so many fantastic businesses and organisations nominated across all the different categories and we were proud and privileged to be among them.

“It is an award which is not only a tribute to our team of dedicated staff and volunteers, but also our trustees, patrons, funders and everyone who supports the work of the Foundation in so many different ways.

“Coming just 24 hours after our very successful first ever gala dinner, it was another landmark moment for the Foundation and the chance to raise awareness of our extensive variety of projects to a greater number of people across the city.”

"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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