Wolves and Wolves Foundation are reaching out to the local community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic by launching Wolves at Home.
The Wolves at Home campaign will use different methods to check in and keep in touch with supporters, particularly those vulnerable, isolated and at-risk, during this unprecedented period.
Following the announcement to postpone the Premier League until 30th April at the earliest, Wolves and Wolves Foundation turned to a team of familiar faces to help lift spirits in the local area.
Club legends Matt Murray, Steve Bull, Steve Daley, Geoff Palmer, Phil Parkes, Kenny Hibbitt, Willie Carr and John Richards are joining Wolves staff in extending the club’s reach to keep supporters together and raise morale during these tough times.
Wolves and the team of former players will be making over 2,000 calls during the next two weeks, starting with the club’s oldest season ticket holders.
Former players will use a combination of FaceTime and normal calls to reach fans. As well as having a good chat about the old days, each supporter will be offered the opportunity of assistance with groceries and prescription collections if they’re without friends and family support, given the advice to self-isolate.
John Richards said: “We understand how our older supporters could be feeling very lonely at this time - no football, worrying news stories and self-isolation is making all of us anxious. I’m very happy to get behind the Wolves at Home scheme and I’m really looking forward to reliving some fun tales with fans over the coming days.”
Steve Bull added: “We all need to stick together during this difficult time. Checking in on our oldest fans is really important. I’d love to pop round in person for a cuppa, but this is the next best option.”
Will Clowes, head of Wolves Foundation said: “We will be making over 2,000 calls during the next couple of weeks and I’d like to thank all of the former players for getting involved.
“This is just one of a range of relief and support initiatives that the club and Foundation have launched under the Wolves at Home initiative. All Foundation projects have ceased delivery, but the dedicated team of staff will be continuing to provide services digitally and with personal connections.”
Please see the updated Wolves Foundation statement of its services here.