Four Nottingham Forest first-team players paid a visit to the club's seasonal charity partner Rainbows Children’s Hospice yesterday.Matty Cash, Jorge Grant, Eric Lichaj and Rainbows’ Honorary Ambassador Chris Cohen made the trip to the hospice where they met a number of young adults and spent time chatting and playing football-related games such as table football.
The players then went and handed out signed gifts to everyone at the hospice including the nurses whose hard work helps improve the lives of the residents.
James, pictured below, is the biggest Forest fan at the hospice and he was given a 2016-17 home shirt signed by the four players in attendance.
Chris Cohen said: “Every time we come to Rainbows it’s a very humbling experience and it puts life into perspective. The people who work here make it such a happy place for the children despite the difficult circumstances and we were delighted to come down to visit. It’s great for us to be associated with a local charity who do such fantastic work and who have such a massive impact on the lives of young people in Nottinghamshire. To meet the children was really inspirational and we hope to continue to raise important funds for the hospice."
Andrew Ball, Director of Income Generation for Rainbows said: “This has been a great opportunity to raise awareness of what we do and our partnership with Nottingham Forest allows us to raise important funds to keep the hospice going. The players were fantastic, getting involved with all the young people here and I hope they enjoyed their tour. They really understood what we’re trying to achieve."
Any Forest supporters wishing to make a donation to Rainbows Children’s Hospice can do so by visiting their official website.