Wolves Former Players Association have continued to distribute the proceeds from their Annual Golf Day by making a donation of £1,000 to The Haven in Wolverhampton.

The Haven, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is a charity which provides practical and emotional support for women and children who have been subjected to domestic abuse, and women who are at risk of homelessness. 

The donation made by Wolves FPA will go towards the Haven’s ‘Make a House A Home’ appeal, which purchases items such as new bedding and pots and pans to keep the charity’s refuge space warm and welcoming for when women and children arrive, often in a frightened state.

“The Haven is a charity which we have supported for several years now, and they deliver some really important work in the local community,” said FPA Chairman and former Wolves striker John Richards.

“Given the nature of the charity’s work, by definition a lot of it has to stay confidential, but we know they are vitally important in providing care and compassion to women and children who have often undergone some dreadful trauma.

“Being able to provide them with bedding and household items both in their refuges and then when they re-settle is such a crucial part of their work – just basic items which the rest of us would normally take for granted.

“The Haven is an absolute godsend to those women and children who find themselves the subject of domestic abuse, and I am pleased that Wolves FPA have been able to provide just a little bit of support to help the charity with their essential work within the local community.”

Richards was joined by FPA vice-chairman and former Wolves midfielder Steve Daley in meeting The Haven’s Fundraising Manager Jade Secker to hand over the donation at Molineux.

Jade said: We are so grateful to all of the Wolves’ Former Players for their ongoing commitment to supporting women and children at The Haven. 

“Their incredibly kind donation of £1,000 will ensure so many of those who often arrive to us with nothing more than what they are wearing, can feel welcomed and a little more at home. 

“This is so important and can play a vital role in encouraging women and children to stay where they can be safe whilst they overcome the trauma they have been subjected to. 

“A huge thank you once again to all of the Wolves’ Former Players for their ongoing kindness.”

This latest donation follows many others made by the FPA in recent months to support local good causes, including the Good Shepherd, Compton Care, the Birch Thompson Memorial Fund, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Crafty Gardener CIC, Cure Leukaemia and the Elite School of Dance.