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Wolves manager donates £250,000 to poverty charity

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santos has donated £250,000 to help tackle food poverty in the city.

Wolves manager donates £250,000 to poverty charity

The 47-year-old has provided the money himself as part of the Wolves Foundation's £500,000 Feed Our Pack project, which has been designed to reduce the effects of food poverty and support residents of Wolverhampton to have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The project is set to run for an initial three years and has also been made possible from a £250,000 grant from the Premier League PFA Community Fund.

"Wolves fans and the people of Wolverhampton have been fantastic to me since I arrived here almost four years ago, and I wanted to give something back and help the people who are struggling during the pandemic," said Nuno.

"When you live in a city, you see and hear how people have been affected, but it is also a great city where people help and support each other and this is a really important project from the Wolves Foundation.

"Together we are stronger and I hope our supporters will want to join in and make sure we look after those people in our community who need it most during these really difficult times."

Feed Our Pack will support selected food banks in the Wolverhampton area, as well as offer food, sport and education to children during the school holidays.

Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi added: "I am impressed and very proud of the Wolves Foundation for their commitment and dedication to helping the community during the pandemic and in launching Feed Our Pack.

"It is also fantastic to see Nuno has been moved to add his personal support and contribution to help give the project a really strong start.

"Moving forward, we now hope that many others will be encouraged to become involved and add their support however they can so the Foundation are able to be there for the people in Wolverhampton who have been so badly affected over the last year."

Will Clowes, head of the Wolves Foundation, expressed his gratefulness at the support from the Wolves manager: "The pandemic has affected Wolverhampton as it has so many other parts of the country, and as Wolves' official charity we feel it is only right to launch one of the most ambitious and potentially impactful projects that we have ever taken on.

"We are extremely appreciative of the initial grant from the PLPFA fund, and then Nuno's generosity in matching their investment, and will also be looking for fans and people from the city to support Feed Our Pack over the coming weeks and months."

Author: Jake Wilkin