Sleepout Returns – Virtually!

After the fantastic success of the first ever Molineux Sleepout last year, Wolves Foundation are again supporting the Good Shepherd with new ‘virtual sleepout’ for 2020, with Covid-19 restrictions meaning a repeat of the event this time last year is unable to take place.  

The Sleepout will be back when regulations allow in 2021, but the Foundation are again linking up with the Good Shepherd to suggest fans take on a sleepout in their home environment to support the two charities in their efforts to reduce the effects of food poverty within the city.  

Supporters are being encouraged to take part in the virtual sleepout on the night of Friday, November  27th, for an entry fee of £10 for adults and £5 for children, with additional fundraising via the Just Giving page very much encouraged with participants urged to become a ‘Sleepout Star’ by raising a suggested £50 target.  

Anyone who raises at least £50 will be entered into a draw for a full signed squad shirt from Wolves for the 2020/2021 season.  

The entry fee alone will ensure participants are able to get involved in virtual activities around the sleepout on the night, which will feature Zoom calls with some well-known faces, including Foundation ambassadors and former players.  

Last year’s event included appearances from Good Shepherd ambassador Carl Ikeme,  Foundation ambassadors Karl Henry, S-X and Jay Blades, as well as musical legend Jaki Graham and her daughter and radio broadcaster Natalie, and former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray.

Helen Holloway, Admin/Finance Officer at the Good Shepherd, said:  ”We were hugely grateful to be asked to link up with Wolves Foundation for the first Molineux sleepout last year, and the funds raised had a really positive impact on our services.  

“As well as the funds, the whole experience of spending a night sleeping outdoors in the cold of November was a real eye-opener for everyone involved, including staff and volunteers from the Good Shepherd who took part.  

“It is such a shame we will not be able to repeat the sleepout experience this year due to regulations – hopefully we will all be back in 2021 – but to be asked by the Foundation to link up for this virtual sleepout is something that we really appreciate and we are looking forward to working with them to raise awareness and funds for our two charities.”  

More details around what will happen on the night itself will be revealed over the coming weeks, but to sign up here.

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