Wolves Women and Girls have completed their mammoth virtual challenge to raise more than £3,000 for a Wolverhampton charity.
The women’s team, development group and youth sides from under-10s to under-16s travelled the distance from Compton, Wolverhampton to Compton, California and raised a staggering £3,714.50 during the 5,331-mile challenge which will go to Compton Care.
Daniel McNamara, Wolves Women First Team Manager, said: “From the minute we discussed the challenge the girls have been fantastic. Every player from the U10s through to the senior team have all contributed and not only has it allowed us to support a first-class charity within our local community, it has also brought us together as a group during these strange and uncertain times.
“It has given us something to focus on whilst staying healthy and active and I am really proud of the whole women and girls section for their achievements on and off the field this season. They are a credit to themselves, their families and the club and I look forward to returning back into Compton when it is safe to do so.
“The support from the club and the foundation has also been brilliant and the challenge wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Player Development Manager Steve Cullis.”
The distance was achieved throughout May via running, cycling, rowing or walking, with players using Strava or Apple devices to log their activity. The challenge was completed either within players’ homes or during the one form of daily exercise currently allowed under the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.
Kate Kelly, Community Events Manager at Compton Care said: “Well done to the entire Wolves Women and Girls team and management who have today completed their challenge in aid of Compton Care. The team have done a fantastic job running, rowing, cycling 5,331 miles collectively and the money they have raised is truly incredible.
“This fantastic amount will enable us to continue to provide extraordinary care for our patients and their families and also help us to relieve the stress on the NHS during Covid19.”
The team’s efforts were part of Compton Care’s Virtual Challenge Series which encourages people to take on a challenge virtually and raise funds to support its work .
Mrs Kelly added: “Our Virtual Challenge Series is a really great way for anyone that was planning to undertake a challenge this year, to now undertake it virtually and raise funds to support our work.
“We want people to join Team Compton and turn their hobbies into a sponsored challenge to enable us to keep everyday extraordinary for those accessing our services.”
For more information and to get involved visit comptoncare.org.uk