Hope comes home after charity donation from Wolverhampton record label

By Peter Madeley | Wolverhampton | Music | Published: | Last Updated:

A pair of the iconic 'Wolves in Wolves' sculptures have gone on display at the headquarters of a city record label following a charity donation.

Councillor Paul Birch, left, with Wolverhampton Mayor Councillor Claire Darke and sculptures Compton and Hope

Revolver Records has donated £1,000 to the Wolverhampton Mayor's charity fund, which this year is raising money for suicide prevention.

In return the 'Wolves in Wolves' sculpture Hope has been moved from the Mayor's Parlour to the label's base in Goldthorn Hill, where it has joined fellow wolf Compton.

The two-metre high sculptures formed part of a collection of 30 which were displayed around the city in a public art exhibition in 2017.

Revolver was founded by Paul Birch – now a city councillor – in 1979, and has released records by artists including The Stone Roses and Jane's Addiction.

Councillor Birch said: "The one thing we need now in abundance is hope, so we are bringing Hope home."

On the donation he added: "The mayoral fund has quickly established itself as being in touch with the needs of the local community. We are delighted to contribute to the Mayor's second term charities.

"The city suffers over 25 suicides a year, mostly young people, and we need to keep hope alive for each of them."

Mayor Darke's two chosen charities are University of Wolverhampton The Alumni Mayoral Scholarship Fund and Wolverhampton Suicide Prevention Stake Holders Forum.

Anyone who wants to view the sculptures can arrange to do so by contacting the label.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.


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