Wolves fans are being invited to sleep in the terraces at Molineux stadium to raise vital funds to support people who are vulnerable across the city.
The Molineux Sleepout is an annual event that sees hundreds of supporters sleeping outdoors in the Stan Cullis Stand to raise money for the Wolves Foundation and The Good Shepherd to help those in the community in need.
Football fans from across the world are also being encouraged to join the event, in their gardens or wherever they can safely pitch a tent.
Over the three previous sleepouts – two conducted at Molineux and one ‘virtually’ – about £115,000 has been raised, and the return of the event was announced by the Head of Wolves Foundation, Will Clowes, who said: “We are really pleased to be able to announce that the Molineux Sleepout will again return this November because it has become such an important part of the Wolves Foundation calendar,”
“Not only does it raise awareness of some of the challenges facing the more vulnerable members of our communities, the funds raised can help make a real difference to helping those people improve their lives thanks to projects run by the Foundation and the Good Shepherd.
“It is also always a great event to highlight the strong community spirit that exists in Wolverhampton, with so many people coming together to help others in a really positive and supportive atmosphere.
Good Shepherd CEO Tom Hayden added: “We remain extremely grateful to Wolves Foundation for continuing to allow us to join with the Molineux Sleepout and share in raising awareness of the vital work both charities deliver in the city.”
“We know that it is a challenge for people to give up their normal home comforts and sleep outdoors in the cold of November, but to have seen so many take that on in recent years, and raise so much money, is an inspiration to all of us connected with the Good Shepherd.
“I think we have all seen that the city of Wolverhampton has such a big heart, and even during these challenging times, hopefully there will be another great turnout which will show that with a strong community spirit and sense of teamwork, we can continue to support those who need us most.”
Wolves Foundation ambassadors, such as Wolves legend Karl Henry, BBC presenter Mark Rhodes and Sky broadcaster Johnny Phillips will be in attendance, as well as Good Shepherd ambassadors including Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
Former Wolves captain Karl Henry said: “I have been fortunate to have taken part in all three previous Molineux Sleepouts and am hoping to be there once again this year.
“It is an event which shows so much of what is good about Wolverhampton, people coming together to support others who are in need and raising funds towards vital projects across the local community.”
For further details and to purchase a ticket for the Molineux Sleepout on November 18th, visit the Wolves website.