Robert Plant CBE becomes Wolves Foundation Patron

Robert Plant CBE becomes Wolves Foundation Patron Image

Lifelong Wolves supporter and Vice-President Robert Plant CBE has pledged his backing to the club’s official charity by becoming a patron of Wolves Foundation.

The iconic singer/songwriter and Led Zeppelin frontman has made a donation to the Foundation which will benefit a number of the charity’s wide-ranging projects, with a particular focus around improving mental health.

The support follows lengthy discussions in which Robert found out more about the Foundation’s extensive work across the city and pinpointed areas where he was keen to make a positive difference.

“Wolves Foundation delivers so many important projects to help people in the local community and I am really pleased to be able to make a contribution to support that work,” says Robert.

“Being able to increase the Foundation’s influence in the area of mental health is a significant step which will have a positive impact in supporting people to overcome their challenges.”

Funds will be used to expand the Foundation’s mental health provision including providing additional staff to benefit projects focused in this area.

Robert, currently on tour with his Saving Grace band, plans to attend Foundation projects in the future to see the work of the charity in action at first hand.

“We are thrilled that Robert has decided to support us by becoming a patron and making this substantial donation which is going to positively impact the work of the Foundation and will ensure we can expand the provision of some of our projects, particularly around mental health. This such an integral part of our delivery with the challenges people have faced in recent years,” says Head of Wolves Foundation Will Clowes.

“For Robert to take such a keen interest in the Foundation and decide to provide such strong and tangible support is a major boost both for our staff and participants.

“We are all looking forward to working with him and welcoming him to visit some Foundation projects in the future.”

It is as the charismatic lead singer and lyricist with iconic rock band Led Zeppelin that Robert is regarded as one of the most talented and significant frontmen in rock music history.  In more recent times he has collaborated with many different artists across many different genres, and, following his current tour with Saving Grace, featuring vocalist Suzi Dian, he will return to America linking up with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss to join Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan on the famed ‘Outlaw Tour’.

Aged just five when attending his first game at Molineux, Robert’s support of the club now spans seven decades, and he was named a Vice-President back in 2009.  He remains a regular at Wolves games home and away, just as he has throughout a lifetime of supporting the team.

"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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