Vice-President presents book to old friend!
Wolves Vice-President Steve Bull has met up with a supporter he presented with his first ‘Wolves wheelchair’ back in 1995.
Wolverhampton wheelchair charity POWER PLEAS have benefited from collections staged by Tettenhall Rotary Club at Molineux, and from one of those – 22 years ago – Wolves fan Darren Langston received the first wheelchair from funds raised by supporters.
Darren, 42, was born with cerebral palsy and was then diagnosed with Throat cancer in December of last year.
He has since created a bucket list including a short break in Wales and going to see England play, both of which he has carried out in the last few weeks, no mean feat in view of his severe physical disability.
For some 15 years Darren has been a Committee member of POWER PLEAS and always helped with Fund-raising for wheelchairs and Trikes for others.
Bully popped in to the Compton Park training ground this week to be re-united with Darren, and present him with a signed copy of ‘Forever Wolves’, the book celebrating his 30 year link with Wolves.
Darren was also presented with two tickets for Saturday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday in which Bully and Andy Thompson are special guests, as part of an initiative arranged by the HoneyRose Foundation, a charity that grants special wishes to adults fighting terminal illness.
“I remember Darren as he always used to come into the reception at Molineux back in my playing days,” said Bully.
“It is great to see him still getting himself around on his wheelchair despite his difficulties, and it was good to catch up with him again at Compton.
“He has always been a really dedicated Wolves fan, and I hope he enjoys the game on Saturday.”
Darren, who receives regular home visits from clinical nurse specialists from Compton Hospice, is able to live independently with the help of Seva Support Worker Chris Westwood.
Chris is a former Wolves defender who made several appearances alongside Bully in the 1990’s.
Darren is pictured with Bully here back in 2003. Picture courtesy of Express & Star.