Not content with earning a first-class honours degree via Wolves Foundation, Brad Moore, pictured above, is now sharing his expertise with youngsters in the local community during lockdown.
"There have been some fantastic examples of individuals really stepping up and reacting positively to challenging situations, and that has been particularly true of Brad and his work with our education students," said Will Clowes, head of Wolves Foundation, the charity arm of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Moore has gone above and beyond in his role as education officer for the Foundation, to ensure students receive as much support as possible.
He has co-ordinated a virtual learning programme consisting of a BTEC qualification from Wolverhampton or Telford College, and a degree in partnership with the University of South Wales - the very course he graduated from - plus he has delivered weekly tutorial and engagement sessions.
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Both Moore and the Foundation have been shortlisted for the 2020 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business Hero awards in the Business Hero/Young Business Hero of the Year and Adaptability and Innovation categories respectively.
The Foundation has worked with club owners Fosun to provide PPE equipment to Royal Wolverhampton National Health Service Trust and local social care providers.
It also supported a fundraising campaign led by Foundation ambassador and former player Karl Henry, which raised more than £50,000 to help equip two new wards at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital.
"We know how tough this year is proving to be for so many people in their local communities, and we as a Foundation have worked extremely hard to continue to provide support across Wolverhampton and the Black Country," Clowes said.