Wolves fans will now be directly supporting excellent local causes if they purchase the latest book on the club by David Instone.
The author stated from the outset of his ‘A Wolves 1970s Scrapbook’ project that 75 per cent of the profits would go to charity and underlined the point by donating £1,500 to Severn Hospice at the end of January.
Other sums will be handed over in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, he has given 100 free books to the family of John Pender, the early 1980s Molineux defender who has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
And 50 copies have gone to Wolves Former Players Association, who have done outstanding work for many years – largely through their golf days – for Midlands Air Ambulance, Compton Hospice, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Maureen Parkes Breast Cancer Appeal and Smile For Joel.
The £16.99 publication has colour on every page and more than 500 Wolves photos, many of them previously unseen and even unused.
It is heading for a sell-out but fans can ensure they don’t miss out and at the same time offer some valuable support in a period in which many charities are struggling.
Please keep a look-out on www.wolvesfpa.com and twitter.com/wolvesfpa over the coming days for an announcement on how copies can be bought direct from the former players.
In the meantime, feel free to email us here to register an interest and we will do all we can to serve as go-betweens and private-message you, where applicable, with the FPA’s bank details.
“I am on record as saying I hope to raise up to £10,000 in all for good causes and we are comfortably over half-way there, including all the books that have been donated by us for others to sell,” said David Instone.
“The reaction from those who have bought or seen the book has been terrific. It has gone down really well and is obviously proving to be a wonderful souvenir for those who lived through that exciting Wolves decade or who are younger and want to learn more about it.
“It was a thrilling time for the club, with those League Cup successes and a number of other finals and semi-finals. No-one who lived through it can have anything other than happy memories of it and hopefully we have captured the period in print in a suitable way.”
Our readers may also have read that a justgiving page was set up several months ago for John Pender and that has already raised more than £16,500 – money that is being used to fund the special adaptations the former central defender has had at home since being forced to move to Telford.
The figure is over 60 per cent past the family’s target and we are trying to further boost Crowdfunding to John Pender’s quality of life on JustGiving by offering to help with any sales of A Wolves 1970s Scrapbook.
If you want to buy from the stock the family hold, please donate either £16.99 or (to include p&p) £19.99 through the above link and try to inform us at the same time, so we can help with any admin and maybe put a copy in the post.