Nottingham Forest have presented Beaumond House Community Hospice in Newark with a cheque for more than £11,500.The hospice was the club’s nominated charity last season with the bulk of the funds raised coming from a charity match, bucket collections and The Reds’ share of the Community Shield money distributed by the FA.
Beaumond House also benefited from a sponsored bike ride by Forest Chief Executive Mark Arthur and Roger Crosse, a lifelong fan and season ticket holder.
They cycled from Wembley to Paris in an event organised by the Football League, the Arch to Arc challenge.
Mr Arthur (right) and Mr Crosse (left) are pictured presenting a cheque for £11,583.28 to Beaumond House Managing Director Patrick Fisher.
Mr Arthur said: “The work that Beaumond House carries out in the Newark area is invaluable.
“The care they provide for people in their final days is fabulous and the hospice is a wonderful source of support for family members at a terribly difficult time.
“They cared for Nigel Doughty’s mother, Mercia, before she passed away a few years ago and the London to Paris ride had extra significance for me as it took place not long after Nigel had passed away himself.”
Since 1987 Beaumond House has provided supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living within a 15-mile radius of Newark.
Each year the hospice provides care for over 400 patients and support to their families, caring for around 100 patients at any one time.
All of care is provided at no cost to the patient or their family. To find out more about the work of Beaumond House, visit www.beaumondhouse.co.uk.