5th May 2020, 15:02 | Warrington
Today the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation celebrate their 15th birthday.
Warrington’s Foundation have provided life-changing opportunities through sport, education and health across Warrington thanks to projects involving local schools, mental health organisations and in being one of the leaders in the rise of Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL). The Foundation won the coveted Super League Foundation of the Year Award in both 2014 and 2015.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation have once again stepped up to provide for their local community with players such as Captain Chris Hill helping out at local foodbanks.
Speaking to the Warrington Guardian, Chris Hill, said: “The response was overwhelming.
“I did four pick-ups, Culcheth, Rixton, Woolston and Latchford. I didn’t know whether to in our smaller car, but it was a good job I went in the seven-seater because it was rammed from floor to ceiling and in the boot.
“It’s just nice to see people are still generous when times are hard – people taking pay cuts, or laid off, or made redundant.
“You have to think about other people at this time. I know it’s about our own families, but there’s always someone in a less fortunate position and you just want to help out.
“I’m proud of all the boys for getting involved in this and other community projects.”
Fellow Warrington forward Jason Clark has also been helping out at a foodbank based in Fearnhead and he spoke to Wire FM about the community work he has undertaken.
“We did a quick walk down our street giving out letters to see what people could donate. I dropped those off on the Thursday and picked them up on the Friday and I had to do that many trips from my house back and forth because the street was so giving.
“It was unbelievable to see. It was so good.”
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