Wolves Aid - 900K to Local Charities
- 93 local charities and community groups benefitted
- Largest charity of its type in football
- Source of pride for supporters
Wolves Aid - the community donations arm of Wolves Community Trust - has started the New Year by marking £870, 272 in donations to charities and community groups since 2008.
Funded by Steve Morgan's charity - the Morgan Foundation - Wolves Aid has established itself as the biggest charity of its type in football aid and has now helped 93 charities and community groups within Wolverhampton and the surrounding area.
Click HERE to see the full list of Wolves Aid awards.
Wolves Aid focusses on the young, disadvantaged and disabled and applications are reviewed by Wolves Community Trust Trustees.
As well as Club representatives - including Wolves CEO, Jez Moxey - the Trustees include key people working in the local community: Julien Kramer, Director of Education, of City of Wolverhampton Council, Neeraj Malhotra, Public Health Lead, Wolverhampton and Ian Millard, a former principal of City of Wolverhampton College.
The Trustees visit each charity before making an award and Wolves Community Trust also offers advice and creates links between their supported charities.
An annual 'Funding Awareness Event' has been held at Molineux for the past few years to make local charities aware of Wolves Aid and to improve networking amongst local groups.
Jez Moxey, Chief Executive, Wolves and Wolves Community Trust Trustee, said:
"Nearly £900,000 donated to 93 organisations is a great achievement and has made such a big difference to the supported local charities and community groups."
"At least two Trustees visit every charity before we grant an award and we've built-up some great local links."
"There is so much excellent work being undertaken in the local community, by so many people - and on many occasions by volunteers."
"I'd encourage fans to read through the awards list, and I'm sure there will be many charities they recognise."
"Wolves Aid and Wolves Community Trust is a great source of pride for everyone connected with the Club and we'd ask supporters to spread the word about the charity within their local communities and beyond."