With homelessness at record levels, Nottingham Forest has chosen local charity Framework as this season’s charity partner to support their work in tackling homelessness across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Framework helps thousands of homeless and vulnerable people each year and the charity will be out in force at The City Ground for the match against QPR on Saturday 22nd December, seeking the support of Forest fans for their work in tackling homelessness and preventing homelessness.
This fundraising effort will be the climax of a pre-Christmas awareness-raising and fundraising campaign entitled Let's Tackle Homelessness which has been mounted by Framework in partnership with Nottingham Forest and the Nottingham Post.
Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nicholas Randall QC, said: "It is the ambition of Mr Marinakis to not only achieve success on the pitch but for the club to recognise its obligations to the local community.
"We appointed Framework as our official charity partner for the current season to help tackle the growing problem of homelessness in our community. The work they do, especially with people on the streets, can be life-saving as well as life-changing.
"Framework's Big Sleep Out, hosted at The City Ground at the end of November was an outstanding success: a record £40,000 was raised.
"By dedicating our final match before Christmas to fundraising in aid of Framework, all our supporters will have a chance to help tackle homelessness. I am sure that Forest supporters will show their customary generosity for this important local cause, especially at this time of year."
Framework collectors will be around the ground on the 22nd but supporters who wish to start early can give online now at www.frameworkha.org/tackle2.