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Wolves fan given Rishi Sunak award for samosa fundraiser

A Wolves fan who has sold more than 5,000 homemade samosas at Molineux Stadium to raise money for charity has been given an award by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Manny Singh Kang received the PM’s Point of Light award for raising over £250,000 for Dementia UK, much of which was raised through selling food at Wolves’ ground.

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Dementia UK fundraiser Manny Singh Kang arrives at Stamford Bridge prior to a Premier League match having walked 125 miles in three days to raise money for Dementia charities. Photo by Icon Sport

What did Rishi Sunak say?

In a letter to Singh Kang, Sunak wrote: “I wanted to write personally to thank you for the way your Samosa Saturdays campaign has inspired Wolves fans and people across Wolverhampton to donate to Dementia UK.”

“Thanks to your incredible enthusiasm and energy, you have raised more than £250,000 through your sponsored walks, marathons and by selling your homemade ‘humble little triangles’ at your beloved Molineux.”

“On behalf of the whole country, thank you and good luck with the London Marathon next month!”

How did the Wolves fan react to the award from Rishi Sunak?

Singh Kang was understandably shocked to receive the letter, saying: “I came home after a long day of work and it just sort of landed on the table… It was surreal.”

The Wolves fan received the award on the pitch at Molineux before the team’s 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday 9 March, and Singh Kang said that the presentation made the award even more special.

“Over the years Wolverhampton Wanderers have played a huge part,” he said. “So to get something like that on the pitch, from the team you support and have followed for so many years – it was quite a special moment.”

“It just shows you what normal people can achieve.”


Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

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