Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce they will be teaming up with local charity Framework in a drive to help eradicate the number of homeless people in the city.
The announcement of the partnership comes after first-team players Ben Osborn and Danny Fox paid a visit to a local hostel in Sneinton today to provide clothing and help serve food to the residents.
Framework is an important local charity that was formed in 2001 and currently provides accomodation, support, treatment and training to homeless people locally and implements prevention schemes in order to tackle the problem before it's too late and Nottingham Forest are delighted to be forming this relationship.
Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nicholas Randall Q.C, said this is just the start of a series of plans to work alongside Framework and improve the issue of homelessness within the city.
"We want to make a difference and create an alliance with Framework to help those in need," he said. "Through the Nottingham Forest Community Trust we are looking to formulate a series of schemes that will not only provide assistance and help to those sleeping rough but to also build on the prevention projects already created by Framework.
"We would also like to thank the City Council who have been instrumental in forging the partnership."
Framework Chief Executive Andrew Redfern said: "Nottingham Forest is a legendary football club with a massive and loyal supporter base, particularly in the Nottingham area. Framework is a charity that exists to help people in need of support in those same communities.
"The development of a partnership with Framework is a significant statement of intent by the club's new owners to make a difference in those communities. We are proud and delighted that they have chosen Framework to help them achieve their goals and very much look forward to developing a close working relationship to address pressing social problems starting in the New Year.
"Today's generous gifts to the people we support are greatly appreciated and are a further indication of how the club wishes to be involved."