A group from Wolves Foundation’s innovative Head 4 Health programme were able to enjoy tickets and hospitality for the first home game of the season – with thanks to new technical partner Castore.
Participants Trevor and Jason were joined by one of the project’s long-standing volunteers Errol and Wolves Foundation health activator Matt Campbell to take in the long-awaited Molineux curtain-raiser against Tottenham Hotspur.
Head 4 Health is the project set up several years ago aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of men from the local community, and, with so many activities having been delivered online over the last 18 months, being able to get out and socialise always provides such as positive boost.
“It was so kind of Castore to donate the tickets to our first home game of the season against Tottenham,” says the Foundation’s health and wellbeing manager Rachel Smith.
“With it being the first game back with full capacity crowds the atmosphere was definitely not to be missed.
“It was great to be able to reward some of our participants and volunteers with the full experience of hospitality too, as this is something that none of them had done before.
“It was a lovely way of us being able to thank our volunteer Errol, and long standing participants Trevor and Jason who have been on the quite the journey with us.
“I know they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and although we didn’t get the three points, the game was certainly exciting!”
Pascal Lafitte, director of partnerships at Castore, said they were delighted to be able to donate the tickets which saw the quartet enjoy the game from the Stan Cullis Stand.
“Mental health is an ever-growing issue in society so we are delighted to play a small part in helping those who are part of the amazing Head for Health initiative Wolves have created,” said Pascal.
“Football is a very pivotal part of many people’s lives so donating tickets to deserving recipients was a no-brainer for us.
“It’s something we will continue to do throughout the season to give back to the loyal Wolves following.”
And, as if to re-iterate the message that Head 4 Health is a project that is open to anyone who feels they need support, one of the participants Trevor is actually a fan of Wolves’ fierce rivals, West Bromwich Albion.
But all local rivalries are put to one side when he meets up with Head 4 Health colleagues at Molineux.
“It was a great opportunity to witness Premier League football, attending Molineux with H4H colleagues as guests of Castore,” says Trevor.
“It was the first home match of the season and what an atmosphere - the pack is back!”