Just when you thought Molineux had reached its peak of
excitement this season, the home of Wolves FC is to host one more match! This
time though it’s the JW Hunt Cup Final which will take place at 7.30PM on 13 May
and is a special charity football game to help raise funds for local sight loss
The JW Hunt Cup tournament has been supporting Beacon for almost 100 years, having donated more than £320,000 to date, helping the charity support people living with sight loss in the region. Wolves FC hosts the final every year and is also working closely with Beacon to help raise awareness of inclusivity in sports and encourage participation.
As well as fundraising activities at JW Hunt games throughout the season, a proportion of money made from tickets sold for the Cup Final will also go toward this year’s overall donation to Beacon from the tournament.
This year’s final will see Highgate United take on Sporting Khalsa at Molineux, in what is sure to be a fiercely fought match, with both teams playing well all season. In an entertaining season of football, Highgate knocked out last year’s winners, Atherstone Town, and Sporting Khalsa recently beat Wrens Nest United by a massive 10-1!
JW Hunt President, Alex Hamil MBE, said: “It’s been another great season and the final is set to be a really sensational evening. We’re grateful to all those who take part and help us raise funds for Beacon, who we have supported for many years as we know how valuable the charity is to the local community it helps and our shared goal of everyone being able to enjoy sports.
“We’re now calling on football fans and anyone in our
region to help us give our fundraising one last big push by coming along on 13
May, where you’ll not only see a nail-biting Cup final but also be supporting a
really good cause.”
Beacon CEO, Lisa Cowley, added: “JW Hunt Cup and Beacon have a really special relationship, and we are so grateful for their ongoing support which makes such a huge difference to how we can help the many people living with sight loss in our community.
“Not only that, they do so much to raise awareness of how Beacon can help which is also so valuable to us. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this year’s season and raised funds for us with JW Hunt. Thanks also to Wolves FC for their support and I’m looking forward to a great evening of football on 13 May.”
Tickets for the JW Hunt Cup Final can be brought at the gate on the day and will cost £5 per adult, £3 for OAPs and £1 for children.
Beacon is a well-established West Midlands charity which was founded in the Black Country and has since expanded. The charity makes a visible difference to people living with sight loss and helps raise awareness of the importance of eye health. To learn more about Beacon and how you can get involved with their inclusive sports programmes visit: www.beaconvision.org