As Wolves Foundation celebrate their one-year anniversary, we look back on their achievements throughout the last 12 months, following their rebranding from Wolves Community Trust.
A player visit always has an impact on participants, particularly photo and autograph opportunities. Conor Coady and John Ruddy volunteered for the first player visit as the Foundation, helping present Eastfield Primary School with their free Premier League Primary Stars equipment.
Wolves Foundation were proud to launch new projects including free disability hubs and their men’s mental health programme, Head 4 Health. The Foundation are looking forward to seeing these programmes continue to grow and develop alongside our established projects such as Premier League Kicks and Degree programme.
The Foundation disability team rose to fame in March when they took to the pitch at half-time with their Cardiff City counterparts. It was a fantastic performance by the team and the support from the crowd was amazing, attracting the attention from BBC Midlands Today. Could there be a return match this season?
April saw the announcement of the Foundation ambassador initiative, with former Wolves player Karl Henry stepping up as the first ambassador to help inspire the community.
Paycare became the Foundation’s first donor patron, donating an incredible £10,000 to help the Foundation grow and build upon new opportunities. More recently their chief executive Kevin was awarded the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint award at the End of Season Dinner for his commitment to the Foundation.
Over the year the Foundation have held several fundraising events which have raised funds and made donations available to The Haven, The Well Foodbank and Smile For Joel, as well as for the Foundation.
The Wolves home game against Brighton and Hove Albion in April was last season’s dedicated Foundation Fixture, which saw an incredible £12,009.36 raised thanks to the generosity from both sets of fans.
In May the Foundation welcomed all Premier League club charities to Molineux as proudly hosted the Premier League Primary Stars National Finals, which featured on BBC Match of the Day Kickabout.
Wolves Foundation are excited to see what the next year brings and hope supporters can join along the way.