Wolves Foundation’s Focus Fixture is back - for the final home game of the season against Norwich on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).
After two seasons in which the Focus Fixture was played behind closed doors due to the pandemic, Wolves’ official charity can once again enjoy a Molineux matchday in the spotlight, raising awareness of its aims and projects and carrying out vital fundraising to help support its activities.
The theme of this year’s fundraising is ‘Supporting our City’, with all donations received from supporters going directly into the Foundation’s projects across Wolverhampton, including Feed Our Pack, the campaign set up to alleviate the effects of poverty caused by the pandemic.
One of the highlights on Sunday is sure to be the half-time game between Wolves Disability FC and Norwich City Disability FC which follows fixtures in previous years between Wolves and Cardiff adult teams and Wolves and Aston Villa under-16s.
That Cardiff fixture back in 2019 proved hugely popular not just for the players but both sets of fans who roared their support for their teams and also raised vital awareness of the Disability set-up within the Foundation.
Staff will be situated around the Feed Our Pack stand in the Fan Zone before Sunday’s match chatting to fans about the charity’s work and also raising awareness of the different ways fans can support the Foundation on the day.
Supporters can make a text donation by texting the word Wolves and the amount to 70085 (for example Wolves3 for a £3 donation or Wolves5 for £5).
The Wolves’ players matchworn shirts will be signed and auctioned off via matchwornshirt.com following the fixture while a limited edition of 65 unique replica home shirts emblazoned with the Foundation Focus fixture badge will be available for £30 in Wolves’ megastore on the day.
The number 65 has been chosen because the Foundation currently deliver projects at 65 different venues across the city and, for every shirt sold, the charity will donate an assortment of 2021/22 replica shirts to participants at those venues.
Goalkeeping gloves belonging to men’s and women’s captains Jose Sa and Shan Turner – who works as a schools educator for the Foundation – will also be auctioned off via the Wolves App.
“For the last two years we delivered our Focus Fixture on a virtual basis due to the fixtures being played without fans, but still received some fantastic support via initiatives such as virtual ticket sales against Liverpool last season and warm-up t-shirts featuring the names of participants the season before against Everton,” says head of Wolves Foundation Will Clowes.
“It will be great to get to raise awareness of the charity again in person and promote the wide range of projects and initiatives we lead or are involved in across the city.
“Our Wolves Disability teams have had some great success this season, and I know people still talk about that first game they played on the pitch against Cardiff three years ago.
“We are delighted that they will get the chance to grace the Molineux pitch once again during half time on Sunday, and we are grateful to Norwich City Community Foundation for bringing a team up for the game.
“Like all charities we have been affected by the pandemic in terms of fundraising opportunities being limited, and while we know these are challenging times for a lot of people, any support fans can give on the day will be hugely appreciated and will have a really positive impact.
“Every penny raised will be directly invested in ‘Supporting Our City’ via one of the many different projects the Foundation delivers in Wolverhampton.”
Keep an eye on Wolves Foundation’s social media channels and website in the build-up to the game for all the latest information and how you can support the day.