Take on the Molineux Mile

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Young fans will get their chance to take on a challenge for charity, with Wolves Foundation’s first ever Molineux Mile ahead of the Premier League fixture with Chelsea next month.

The visit of Chelsea has been designated as this year’s Foundation Focus Fixture, shining a light on the work of Wolves’ official charity which delivers over 40 projects to people of all ages and abilities across the city.

And so, from 9am-10am on Saturday, April 8th, fans under the age of 11 will, accompanied by an adult, be able to take part in a sponsored challenge, completing one mile around the perimeter of the pitch to raise funds for Wolves Foundation.

Three laps around the outskirts of the pitch is equivalent to a mile, with participants encouraged to raise a minimum of £35 in sponsorship, all proceeds going towards the Foundation’s Focus Fixture.

Wolfie and Wendy are also already in full training so that they will be there to take part on the day.

“This is a new event to give young people the opportunity to support our Focus Fixture, whilst also enjoying the chance to have one-off access to pitchside at Molineux,” says Carla Hentsch, fundraising & administration officer with Wolves Foundation.

“Unfortunately no one will be allowed on the pitch itself – for obvious reasons – but it should still be a really nice family event and the chance to enjoy the experience of being inside Molineux ahead of such a big game.

“We know how there are so many young people who are keen to try and help others and by completing a mile, and receiving some sponsorship, they can help make a real difference in their local community.

“All the funds raised from this event and our Focus Fixture will be directed back into delivering over 40 projects for people of all ages and abilities across the city.”

Each child must be accompanied by one parent or guardian and each adult can only bring a maximum of two children per person.

The cost for a ticket is £3 for a child and £2 for an adult, with children encouraged to raise £35 through sponsorship. Adults are not expected to fundraise.

This is an accessible event, however please be aware there may be some low level ramps in preparation for matchday.

Parking will be available in the Stan Cullis Stand Car Park and registration will open at Gate D of the Stan Cullis Stand at 8.45am.

Click here to purchase tickets and here for the event’s Just Giving page to set up your fundraising. The email confirmation after booking also includes a sponsorship form for young people to print out if preferred. 

"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

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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

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Jack Rutter | Former Great Britain Paralympian and Foundation Ambassador

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