Prince's Trust young people meet Wanderers star
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ player, Matt Jarvis,
lent a hand to a group of young people on the Team programme, to
raise money to benefit the local community.
The Wanderers midfielder, who last year scooped the
Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Year awards, took time out
to help the young people complete a fundraising bag-pack challenge
at an Iceland branch in Wolverhampton, so they can carry out a
community project to benefit a local community centre.
Matt, who has been announced as a Prince’s Trust ambassador this
"With youth unemployment continuing to rise, I am proud to be
named an Ambassador for The Trust.
"Their work is vital in ensuring vulnerable young people get the
support they need to turn their lives around. Being here today to
help the group raise as much money as possible is a true
Paul Beesley, regional director for The Prince’s Trust in the
West Midlands, added:
It’s fantastic to have Matt here today to meet
the young people. He is an inspirational player on the pitch and he
has really helped to motivate the young people on the
The Prince’s Trust is celebrating 15 years
of its Football Initiative this year, which has a long
history of harnessing the power and passion of the game to bring
about positive change to young people.
The Trust’s partnership with the Premier League and Professional
Footballers’ Association has helped more than 20,000 young people
through football since 1997.