BLESMA and Forever Stars have been selected as Nottingham Forest’s official charity partners for the 2014-15 season.BLESMA is a national charity which supports British servicemen and women who have lost the use of limbs or eyesight in the honourable service of their country.
Forever Stars is a local charity set up by Richard Daniels and his wife Michelle following the loss of their baby daughter when she was born asleep in December 2013. The charity is fundraising to set up a bereavement suite in the Queen’s Medical Centre for people who have similar experiences.
Honorary members of BLESMA, Richard and Jayne Waring hope the partnership will help enable them to raise the profile of the charity.
They said: “We are so excited and proud that BLESMA has been chosen as one of Nottingham Forest`s official charity partners. This will help promote the fantastic work carried out by all BLESMA members young and old.”
Richard and Michelle Daniels, trustees and founders of Forever Stars, are touched by the announcement and see real potential moving forward.
They said: “We are delighted Forest have adopted Forever Stars as an official charity partner alongside BLESMA. “At Forever Stars we are working incredibly hard to develop bereavement services for families that suffer a stillbirth or neonatal loss in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, so it is great that the club have taken our local cause to heart and supported us. We really hope both Forest and Forever Stars have a great season which sees both of us achieve our goals by May 2015.”