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Molineux sleepout raises incredible £30,000 for homeless in Wolverhampton - with VIDEO and PICTURES

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

A sleepout held at Molineux has raised £30,000 to help homeless people in Wolverhampton.

WOLVERHAMPTON COPYRIGHT EXPRESS AND STAR STEVE LEATH 15/11/2019..Pics at Wolves (Molineux) at a Sleep Out, event for The Good Shepherd. Jay Blades, Matt Murray, Jaki Graham, Carl Ikeme, Karl Henry, Producer: SX..

About two hundred Wolves fans slept in the stands on Friday night. There were special guests amongst the crowd including former players Carl Ikeme, Karl Henry and Matt Murray, and music producer S-X.

The sleepout, which lasted from 7pm to 7am, raised money for Good Shepherd Charity and the Wolves Foundation.

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Former Wolves midfielder Karl Henry tweeted: "The feeling of community spirit and togetherness last night was incredible!

"Thank you to all of the members of staff for making #MolineuxSleepout happen.

"Let’s keep raising money for @wwfcfoundation and @GSM_Wolves, who do fantastic work tackling homelessness in our city."

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The cash will be split between both organisations and will go towards tackling homelessness and vulnerable housing.

Fans took to social media to share their experiences.

@_DazzlingDave tweeted: "So proud to have been apart of this with friends olds & new.

"It really makes you think about how lucky most of us are. If the money raised changes one life how amazing is that. You still have time to donate, So proud of our club and our fans #wwfc #MolineuxSleepout"

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Singer @Jaki_Graham tweeted: "Over 200 of you came out for the @wwfcfoundation @GSM_Wolves #MolineuxSleepout! Well done to everyone who took part. We all got to return to the comfort & warmth of our own homes this morning. Spare a thought for those who don't have that option."

@_rachel93 tweeted: "Such a great night at the first ever #MolineuxSleepout Such a great atmosphere with wonderful people! Well done all.

"We’ve all gone home to warm houses but not everyone has that choice- please donate if you can."

To donate to the cause, visit justgiving.com/campaign/MolineuxSleepout2019

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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