Wolves stars present £100k cheque to New Cross Hospital staff thanks to Goalden draw
A Black Country hospital is celebrating after Wolves presented staff with a £100,000 cheque to help out its maternity department.
Wolves players Wily Boly and Alfred N'Diaye made a special trip to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton to hand over the cash.
The money was raised through a lottery scheme called Goalden Gate Superdraw set up Wolves.
Leanne Bood, fundraising coordinator for Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity, said: “We are incredibly grateful for all the help and support from Goalden Gate superdraw and the local community.
“The support from the football club over the years has been invaluable and it is amazing to hit the £100,000 milestone.”
The initiative sees people pay £1 a week lottery backed by Wolves, who in turn give a monthly donation to New Cross Hospital Maternity Unit.
The funding for the maternity department goes to help enhance patient care.
Kevin Kay, promotions manager for Wolves, said: “I am really pleased to have reached this fantastic milestone of £100,000 donated to the New Cross Hospital Maternity Unit.
“The club have always had a great link with the local hospital and are pleased to be able to help the great work that the Maternity Unit does on a daily basis.
“We are now looking forward to hitting the next milestone and raising even more money for this fabulous cause.”
Visit www.wolves.co.uk to find out more about the charity initiative.
Wolves' fundraising efforts is the latest sporting initiative which was helped to raise cash for the hospital.
Two former renal patients of the hospital took on 10km run to raise funds to support renal patients overcoming kidney disease at the trust.
Brendan Hever and Beth Waterfield took up running while on the road to recovery after receiving kidney transplants.
They wanted to give something back to New Cross and raise money for the Renal Trust Fund through running the 10km.
Brendan said: “I did the Wolverhampton 10k last September to raise money for the unit as I wanted to give something back. I raised £525 altogether."
Beth added: “I wanted to give back to the renal team at Wolverhampton because they have supported me through my recovery, you feel extremely low and miserable in the aftermath of the surgery, as I was very poorly but they have a way of lifting you up and making things better."