City of Wolverhampton Council has teamed up with Wolverhampton Wanderers to celebrate how residents have come together in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The council and club have joined forces to release a short film called ‘Project Relight’. The film centres around the city motto ‘Out of Darkness Cometh Light’ – reflecting on recent challenging times, while also looking ahead to brighter days.

It features footage of NHS staff and key workers and includes appearances from Wolves Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, singer Beverley Knight and City Council Leader Ian Brookfield.

Councillor Brookfield said: “We wanted to do something to recognise how the people of Wolverhampton have played their part responding to this awful virus.

“There have been some dark times and there is still a long way to go but we’ve shown that together we’ll get through this. I’ve been blown away by the community spirit across the city, how people have found ways to support friends, family and strangers.

“We hope this gives our residents something to smile and feel positive about and remember that there are better and brighter days ahead.”

The film has been released on the eve of Wolves’ return to Premier League action away at West Ham United.

Wolves manager Nuno said: “The last three months we have had to keep our distance physically, but it has actually been a time for togetherness and unity.

“The way the staff, supporters and players at Wolves have responded in these difficult moments has been mirrored by everyone across the city; especially our NHS staff and keyworkers who are truly inspiring, genuine heroes, and should be very proud.

“The battle is not yet over - but often it is the toughest challenge that brings us closer together.”

‘Project Relight’ also features the unveiling of a new mural for the city by Wolverhampton artist Steve ‘Graffoflarge’ Edwards. The mural in Old Hall Street on the site of the City Learning Quarter, proudly boasts the ‘Out of Darkness Cometh Light’ motto.