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Fan builds football stadium out of matchsticks

Wolves fan Chris Jepson have recreated the famous home of his club out of matchsticks.

The 71-year-old estimates he spent 500 hours across an 18-month period making the remarkable mini version of Molineux by hand using wood, lollipop sticks and matchsticks.



He’s suffered with prostate cancer since 2004 and has undergone numerous operations and treatment procedures, now he wants to sell his creation to raise money for cancer charities.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Chris revealed he used “40 or 50” Wolves reference books to make sure every detail was painstakingly captured.

“I always loved the old Wolves stadium. It fascinated me – it was unique. All the really good times happened then – championships, cup wins, European matches under new floodlights and atmospheres beyond belief. I’m quite proud of [the model]. People that have seen it think it’s wonderful.”

Having recently been given the all-clear himself, Chris is hoping to auction off his mini-Molineux to raise money for cancer charities.

“I want to auction it off to give something back to those who have helped me. I’ve been through hell and back in the last few years with cancer and operations related to it. I’ve got no idea of valuation. I have spent quite a bit of time on it and a bit of money.”

 

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