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Pre-Match Collection For Power Pleas


09:43 12th April 2013

Fans encouraged to help youngsters

Wolves fans are being asked to dig deep to help local youngsters during a pre-match collection ahead of Saturday’s game with Huddersfield.

Tettenhall Rotary’s Club annual collection is once again taking place in aid of POWER PLEAS, the 25-year-old Wolverhampton charity which provides wheelchairs and other mobility aids for young people.

Lydia Jackson is one of those to have benefitted from previous collections, and was nominated by physiotherapist Helen Gough, wife of Wolves’ director John, to receive a POWER PLEAS trike.

The trike ensures Lydia is able to travel about independently while she also plays indoor sport using a sports wheelchair provided jointly by POWER PLEAS and the Lady Taverners.

In advance of tomorrow’s collection, Lydia visited the Compton training ground and is pictured here meeting boss Dean Saunders alongside Eric Johnson, former Tettenhall Rotary Club President, who has spearheaded the collections since they began at Molineux in 1994.

“It was lovely to meet Lydia and you can see just how important the trike is to help her get about,” said Saunders.

“I am sure all the Wolves fans will give generously to the collection on Saturday so that Power Pleas can continue to help many other local youngsters.”

POWER PLEAS was founded 25 years ago and is aiming to raise £25,000 to provide mobility aids for local youngsters in its Silver Jubilee Year.

Since the first Rotary Club collection in the 1994/95 season, well over £40,000 has been raised by  which has enabled at least one specially adapted wheelchair to be donated each year to a worthy recipient.

This year POWER PLEAS will be focusing on the provision of Trikes that are not available on the NHS and adding to the total of eight trikes provided by the charity in the last two years. 

POWER PLEAS were proud finalists at last year’s Morgan Foundation Entrepreneur Awards, with Lydia taking a key role in their submission in the category of Best Small Charity or Social Enterprise making a social contribution.

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