Wolverhampton Football Club coach Nuno Espirito Santo has offered 250,000 pounds sterling (283,000 euros) to help fight poverty in the city in central England, it was learned on Thursday.

Born 47 years ago in Sao Tome and Principe, the Wolves coach donated this amount of money to the “Nourrissons notre meute” (allusion to the “Wolves”, the “Wolves” of Wolverhampton) project launched by the Foundation Wolves to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the malnutrition of some residents of the city.

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This project, which is to last three years, is also receiving aid of 250,000 pounds, or as much as Nuno’s contribution, from the Premier League Players Union Support Fund.

“The Wolves fans and the people of Wolverhampton have been fantastic to me since I arrived here four years ago so I wanted to give something back and help the people who are suffering during the pandemic,” the coach explained. Portuguese.

“When you live in a city, you see and hear how people are affected. But it’s also a city where people help and support each other. It’s really an important project for the Foundation. Wolves, ”Nuno added.

Will Clowes, director of the Wolves Foundation, said it was “one of the most ambitious projects, with the most potential impact, ever launched by the association”. He also hopes that “other fans and locals will support this project in the coming weeks and months.”