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Wolves Women and Girls are raising invaluable funds for palliative care across Wolverhampton by taking part in a mammoth Compton, Wolverhampton to Compton, California virtual charity challenge and are calling on Wolves supporters to get behind their efforts.
Throughout May the Wolves Women's team, the development team and the FA Regional Talent Club (Under-10s to Under-16s) will be taking part in a fundraising event in aid of Compton Care, which for more than 35 years has ensured that people with incurable illnesses across the city receive the care and support they so desperately need.
During the virtual challenge the players and staff will between them be travelling the distance of 5,331 miles from Compton, Wolverhampton - the home of Compton Care and the Wolves training ground - to Compton, California, by either running, cycling, rowing or walking.
Steve Cullis, player development manager at Wolves Foundation, said: "As a club, we have a great relationship with Compton Care as is demonstrated every year through our Christmas visits, and we are huge supporters of the great work they do to provide many fantastic services throughout the community to those who need it most.
"During these unprecedented times, they need more support than ever before to help them continue to provide their first-class palliative care.
"The players themselves have expressed a direct interest in being involved in fundraising activities due to family members previously using their services or have family that will imminently be using the services. So while we're all in lockdown, we couldn't think of a better way to help than to take part in this brilliant virtual challenge."
Throughout the next 31 days the players will use Strava or their Apple devices to log their activity, which will then be sent to an official who will keep a running total of the miles completed. The challenge will be completed either within players' homes or during the one form of daily exercise currently allowed under the government's Covid-19 guidelines.
Wolves supporters can get behind the efforts of Wolves Women and Girls by donating to the vital work carried out by Compton Care by visiting https://givepenny.com/wolveswomenangirlscomptonchallenge.
Updates on how the players are getting on with the challenge throughout the month will be posted on the Wolves Women social media pages.
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