Wolves' owners Fosun donate protective clothing to help city fight coronavirus
Wolves' Chinese owners Fosun have donated 2,300 pieces of medical protection clothing to the city.
A huge batch - consisting of 1,300 coveralls and 1,000 masks - is being sent to front-line services in Wolverhampton, including New Cross Hospital, which are battling against coronavirus.
At least nine people have died in the city after testing positive for Covid-19 since the outbreak began.
Fosun has played an active role in the fight against coronavirus around the globe.
This is the seventh batch of medical supplies delivered under Fosun’s Global Covid-19 Relief Programme.
Fosun chairman and Wolves owner Guo Guangchang said: "We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of our staff and customers and stand steadfast with our British friends.
"Through unity, cooperation and human wisdom, we will step through this rough patch and prevail."
The clothing, shipped from China, has been distributed among the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross, and the Government's Public Health teams.
The cargo was gathered at Molineux on Friday morning before delivered around the city.
In an extra touch of compassion, the boxes are adorned with lyrics from Sir Paul McCarthy's song Hope for the Future on the side, which reads: "We’ll be together, sharing the load, watching in wonder as our lives unfold."
The heart-warming initiative was done through the Fosun Foundation and Wolves Foundation, which are separate charitable arms of Wolves and Fosun.
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi added: "Our health and community care staff are working extremely hard to protect us against the Covid-19 outbreak, so it is so important that we do our bit to support them.
"As the ancient Chinese proverb says: ‘With the skin gone, what can the hair latch onto?’ - protecting our frontline health workers is to protect our club, families and our fans.
"The football may have stopped temporarily, but Wolves remains an important part of our local community, and we will fight on with the people of Wolverhampton, and do all we can to support our doctors and community workers, until we win the battle against the virus."