Wolves Foundation and Louise Cobbold have joined forces with former defender Joleon Lescott to raise funds for front-line NHS staff in Wolverhampton, via the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity.
Three separate auctions, offering some incredible prizes, are now live, with the overall aim, along with money raised from the Wolves Foundation eBay Auction, being raising a target of £50,000 for a worthy cause.
All the funds raised will also be added to the Wolves former player/staff/fans fund which is going direct to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust as they continue to fight the current pandemic.
The three live auctions, raising money for the same important cause, are as follows:
1. JOLEON LESCOTT RAFFLE | £10 PER TICKET | CLICK HERE
First, the former players fund are delighted to offer Joleon Lescott’s Play-Off Final Wolves shirt from 2002/03, with tickets available here for £10 each.
The young defender at the time played a starring role as Dave Jones’ side defeated Sheffield United at the Millennium Stadium to reach the Premier League. Now, Lescott has kindly donated his shirt from that memorable win to the cause.
On a special shirt, Lescott said: “Everyone knows how much I enjoyed my time at Wolves, and that day at Cardiff was one of those memories that I will never, ever forget. The fans also made it the day that it was with so many thousands at the Millennium Stadium creating such a brilliant atmosphere.
“The shirt I wore that day is obviously very special to me, but when I heard about this effort from former players and staff to help the NHS in Wolverhampton, it felt like the right time to pass it on.
“The real heroes are those medical staff on the front-line working in such challenging conditions to help patients suffering from this terrible virus, and I think we all have to try and support them however we can.
“Hopefully, by doing this raffle, fans will have a chance at winning my shirt from that special day but also knowing they are helping such a massively important cause with the NHS at New Cross Hospital.”
The closing date for donations is 9pm on Sunday, 10th May.
2. CAPTAIN TOM MOORE RAFFLE | £5 PER TICKET | CLICK HERE
Captain Tom Moore, the NHS fundraiser extraordinaire who has raised almost £30million ahead of his 100th birthday by walking 100 laps of his garden, has inspired the whole nation during the tough times experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among those to have been inspired is Denise Dennison, wife of popular former Wolves and Northern Ireland winger Robbie.
Denise has painted a truly stunning portrait of Captain Tom and has very kindly decided to raffle the painting to support the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, as they increase capacity at New Cross Hospital to treat patients with the coronavirus.
Denise said: “I took up art about two years and started going to an art class and I just loved it. It is great for mindfulness, you can get lost in it, and I found inspiration from Captain Tom and what he has achieved over the last few weeks.
“Robbie has really helped promote the painting through this fund from the former players and staff who are raising money as part of an all-round effort from the club.”
To stand a chance of winning this incredible painting of Captain Tom, please donate a minimum of £5 here. The closing date for donations is 5pm on Friday 8th May.
3. AT37 RAFFLE | £5 PER TICKET | CLICK HERE
Similarly, the AT37 Raffle, is also supporting the amazing work of front-line NHS staff in Wolverhampton via the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity.
Two fantastic Adama Traore-themed prizes are on offer this time. First, a framed acrylic on canvas original painting (approximately 65cm x 50cm in size, wood grain black frame) by Louise Cobbold, as featured on the programme cover for Wolves’ Europa League tie with Espanyol. This will be signed by Traore post lockdown.
Second, a framed limited edition giclée print of this painting (A2 size, number 1 of 75).
Tickets are £5 each and to be in with a chance of winning, simply click here. The auction is live now and runs until 9pm on Sunday 10th May 2020.
Finally, the Wolves Foundation auction, spearheaded by former captain Karl Henry, fundraising efforts to help Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital, is still active, with signed Wolves items and experiences on offer.
Click here to browse the fantastic items and submit bids to help raise vital funds.