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Trees planted for ‘Football Remembers’ campaign

7 November 2018

In support of the national ‘Football Remembers’ campaign, Nottingham Forest have planted four trees at the training ground as a living legacy to the four Forest footballers who served and died during World War One.

Tendayi Darikwa and Matty Cash planted the trees at the training ground which will leave a lasting tribute to the four former players who gave their lives during the First World War.

The trees planted at the training ground will leave a living tribute to Private Thomas Clifford, Lance Corporal Fred Lessons, Private George Hazard and Sergeant William Fiske who all served and lost their lives during The Great War.

Tendayi said: "It is for a great cause and four former Forest players who lost their lives fighting for their country in the First World War.

"It is a big part of our history and a big part of the country and it is always important to remember those who lost their lives fighting for a great cause.

"Hopefully the trees can get up and running and it is nice to be able to leave a lasting legacy for those former players."

The trees have been donated by the Woodland Trust, who are working in partnership with the National Football Museum's 'For Club and Country' project, the Premier League, EFL, Professional Footballers' Association and Football Association to encourage clubs around the country to plant trees to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Supporters of clubs across the Premier League and EFL are being encouraged to remember their club's fallen heroes by planting trees to create a lasting living legacy. Supporters can find out more about their club's involvement in the war by visiting www.forclubandcountry.org.uk


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