Rotarians Tackle Wolves Fans

Football fans were urged to dig deep for a charity that provides powered wheel-chairs for disabled young people when they arrived at Molineux for the local Black Country derby clash with West Bromwich Albion today.

Wayne Hennessey, Rachael Hayhoe Flint, Mick McCarthy and Marcus Hahnemann join Eric Johnson of Tettenhall Rotary and Jaymi (CORR) Portman to promote the bucket collection at the Wolves v Albion match.

A collection was made by members of Tettenhall Rotary Club in aid of the wheel-chair charity, Power Pleas. This was the 17th time that Tettenhall have arranged such a collection at Molineux. During that time, more than £36,500 has been raised, of which over £20,000 has gone to Power Pleas. In the last three seasons, six wheel-chairs have been provided for Wolverhampton youngsters like Penn Hall School pupil, Jaymi Portman, 16 above. In addition, some £14,000 has been donated to Compton Hospice as part of Tettenhall Club’s continuing commitment to the Hospice.

For some years now, Tettenhall Club has received tremendous support from Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. This year’s collection raised £2,004 and Tettenhall Club were delighted to be told that this year, the amount collected was to be doubled by a generous donation from the club’s own charity, Wolves Aid.

So, another very successful day in Tettenhall’s fund-raising activities thanks to the continuing generosity of Wolves fans and of Wolves Aid who were richly rewarded with a vital win over the Albion on the day – much to the disgust of the Club’s several Baggies supporters!

Our thanks also to the Express and Star for publicising the collection in advance of the day and for their kind permission to use their photography in reporting this event.

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