With the postponement of the 2019/20 Premier League fixture list, Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Jeff Shi had already released a very classy statement as he addressed the fans the other week, but over the weekend the club went one step further and confirmed that they (and owners Fosun via their charitable aim, Fosun Foundation) had donated 2300 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to New Cross Hospital.
First batch of protective coveralls and masks from #Fosun arriving at New Cross Hospital in #Wolverhampton to support the heroic front line medics. We stand together with our fans, friends, families and the city of Wolverhampton. We will soon hear the roars at Molineux again! pic.twitter.com/LUE5jecb0B
— Guangchang Guo (@GuangchangGuo) March 21, 2020
The donation was actually the seventh batch of medical supplies they had shipped out in an effort to play their part having set up a Global Covid-19 Relief Programme.
Quoted by the BBC following the gesture, Shi restated that Wolves would do ‘all it could’ to actively support doctors and community workers at this moment in time.
“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. 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.”
It’s not the only effort from the club when it comes to the local community either, as earlier today they and the Wolves Foundation announced that they would be making contact with supporters (beginning with our oldest season ticket holders) for a simple chat, as well as offering assistance with groceries and prescription collections should it be needed.
It’s a top response from the club, understandably went down incredibly well with the fans.
Supporting the city as well as the asset. What a huge gesture for the #wolfpack
— Jonny Way (@VietnamWolf) March 21, 2020
Absolutely, true defenders of the pack
— Hoops (@RyHoops83) March 21, 2020
Thank you Guo 🧡🖤
— Phil Bradley (@wolvesbradders) March 21, 2020
My club 🧡🖤
— Sophia Goldsmith (@dinglette1972) March 21, 2020
Thank you Sir. Long may you and Fosun continue to support Our City. And we will support you in return. Wolverhampton never forgets it's heroes. 🐺👍🧡🖤
— Richard Ralph (@TheDowg) March 21, 2020
Our owners, our club. Thank you 🧡🖤
— Simon (@wolvesfansi) March 21, 2020