A Wolves Season Ticket Holder and member of the club’s Disabled Supporters Association is to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the association.
Stuart Alves is a retired paramedic who also ran his own charity taking part in projects to deliver humanitarian aid to the Balkans and the Ukraine, work for which he received an MBE in 2000.
He joined as an able-bodied member of the DSA in January to try and help the group in their efforts to ensure the best conditions for disabled supporters attending matches at Molineux and also away from home.
And now he has decided to embark on this marathon cycle ride to raise money for the organisation.
“From July 24th, for a period of 14 days, I will be cycling an average of 70 to 80 miles a day to cover the distance of around 1020 miles in total,” says Stuart.
“This will be no easy task, but is a dream of mine, and although this is a personal goal it seemed silly not to try and raise funds in any way possible for the Wolves’ Disabled Supporters Association.
“This should help them establish their association then gain a better quality of life and enjoy a more comfortable viewing experience at our beloved Molineux.
“All of us, able-bodied and disabled fans alike, share the same passion, it is just that some have had to endure hardships that able-bodied fans cannot comprehend just to watch a game.”
Stuart was joined by Kevin Ward, from the Disabled Supporters Association, as they met up with Kevin McDonald before the end of the season who wished him all the best for the cycle ride.
· Good luck Stuart from everyone at Wolves. Anyone wishing to make a donation should e-mail DSA Secretary Dennis Green via firstname.lastname@example.org