Punjabi Wolves are one of the many supporters clubs who are passionate about their support of the club – and they are also passionate about supporting the local community.
Just before Christmas, they linked up with Wolves Foundation to hand over £2,000-worth of toys thanks to their partnership with the Sikh Toy appeal.
And this very generous donation is the penultimate story in our ’12 Days of Christmas’ series looking at how Wolves and Wolves Foundation have supported the community during the festive period.
Punjabi Wolves, in conjunction with the Sikh Toy appeal, raised £1,000 which was then matched by sponsors Hamley’s toy retailers, with the £2,000 worth of toys then passed on to help vulnerable families and children across Wolverhampton.
Andy Sahota, from Punjabi Wolves, delivered the toys along with Manny Johal and Meetu Singh from the Sikh Toy Appeal.
"We've supported the Sikh Toy Appeal for a long time and when Manny Johal approached me to promote the appeal, we decided to get involved and we raised £1,000 for a donation,” said Andy.
“As a Wolves season ticket holder and member of Punjabi Wolves, I’ve wanted to do something to help Wolves Foundation for a long time.
“To be involved in something like this is very rewarding and it feels good to give back to children, as they are the future of this city."
Rachel Smith, health and wellbeing manager with Wolves Foundation, was among staff who were in receipt of the toys which are set to be passed on to families accessing local charities such as the Good Shepherd, the Haven and the Women and Families Resource Centre.
"All of the boxes seem to keep coming and coming and there's a lot of different kinds of gifts and toys which will definitely be going to people in need,” she said.
"We're quite honoured by the fact that the two groups trust us with all of these gifts to give out to organisations which help some of the most vulnerable families and children in the city.
“It is very much appreciated and has helped us help even more people within the local community over the Christmas period.”
Punjabi Wolves would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the appeal.
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