Our Capital Supporters
Without the support of our capital supporters we wouldn’t be able to keep paving the way forward for future generations.
Bernard Sunley Foundation
The Foundation was established on 28th July 1960 by property developer Bernard Sunley.
The work of the Foundation continues today with the same energy and commitment under the chairmanship of John Sunley’s daughter, and Bernard Sunley’s granddaughter, Anabel Knight. She is supported by five trustees, the majority of whom are family members, who are all knowledgeable in their fields and dedicated to public service.
Chris Kelly, Chairman of Keltruck, the largest independently owned Scania truck dealership in Europe, said of the company’s donation to the club: “Many of our directors and employees live in or come from Wolverhampton, and not least our founder/shareholder, that the board felt it appropriate that we should support this wonderful initiative. We are fervently hoping that the next club will be in Sandwell, where there is equally an urgent need for a club like this, and if so, we will pledge our enthusiastic support for that club too!”
Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. The organisation is investing over £1 billion of National Lottery and Exchequer funding between 2012 and 2017 and has chosen to support The Way with a capital investment of £500,000.
The Steve Morgan Foundation
Created in 2001 by Steve Morgan OBE, founder/ chairman of Redrow plc, chairman of the Bridgemere Group of Companies and former chairman/owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. It aims to support small to medium-sized charitable organisations to ‘make a difference’ within their local communities and has invested in excess of £1m capital funds towards the creation of The Way.
St James’s Place Foundation
The St. James’s Place Foundation has also donated £500,000 to the Youth Zone. The St. James’s Place Foundation is the grant-making charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group and has raised over £30 million and funds hundreds of projects each year.