On 27th October 2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club’s supporters group the ‘Punjabi Wolves’ will inaugurate a housing project in the village of REHANA KALAN
(Thesil and District Hoshiarpur, Punjab) with money raised over the course of the last two years through their various charity events and functions. This initiative was set up by Punjabi Wolves to provide basic housing to communities affected by poverty and homelessness. Punjabi Wolves will also provide items such as blankets and bedding on an urgent basis where the need is the greatest.
The Punjabi Wolves, who have raised over £115,000 have committed to making over £25,000 available for this housing relief project which will be led by Wolverhampton based Mr Shinda Singh Nijjar of Fortle Construction, who is a regular benefactor to social projects in India. The housing project will commence on 27th October 2010 and is likely to conclude in December 2010 with the construction of 30 homes.
All the homes will be brick built with a roof and basic communal amenities whilst a London and Hong Kong based Punjabi Wolves member who runs a solar energy company is donating solar lighting for each home. All the homes and will be adorned with a plaque bearing the name 'Punjabi Wolves'.
Punjabi Wolves Members traveling to india [Andy Sahota, Jaswant Sidhu, Pete Bassi, Raj Bains, Pete Khela, Kam Mahal, Richard Atwal & Jatender Heer] joint statement:
"We understand that having decent, structurally sound homes that provide safety and security to the most vulnerable in our communities is one of the greatest challenges of today. This is a fundamental right for every family and we are proud and humble to be given the opportunity to help improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. The money that our sponsors, supporters and members have very kindly donated will go towards equipment and materials to refurbish or construct about 30 homes for villagers in REHANA KALAN
Established in 1954, Punjabi Wolves is the world’s biggest ethnic football supporter’s fan club with over 600 registered members. Punjabi Wolves are fully supported by Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (Wolves) having been instrumental in the formation of the ground breaking tie-up between Wolves of the English Premier League and JCT FC of the Indian National League. Punjabi Wolves have featured in a number of documentaries and programmes in the UK and are a beacon for other ethnic minority groups to emulate. Furthermore, Pat McFadden (Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East) is another supporter of the good work that Punjabi Wolves have done over the past few years.
Punjabi Wolves seek to assist in the relief of sickness, hardship and distress, working primarily with charities in the UK such as Promise Dreams, Compton Hospice, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, MacMillan Cancer, West Park Hospital and Jody Craddock’s (current Captain of Wolves) favourite charity FSID (the UK's leading cot death charity).
Punjabi Wolves are based in Wolverhampton, and have built strong links with local communities in the West Midlands.
For more information about Punjabi Wolves, please visit www.Punjabiwolves.co.uk