The football club produced a batch of special edition T-shirts which supporters could buy, with the stock quickly selling out and all proceeds going to Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s appeal.
The ‘Help your Hospital Heroes’ emergency appeal launched two months ago has already raised £150,000 in support of those working on the frontline of the NHS, at Nottingham’s hospitals.
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Nottingham Hospitals Charity has received donations from individuals and organisations from across Nottinghamshire, helping to provide food packages and essentials for staff who are working long shifts, unable to get to the shops and find empty shelves when they get there.
The generous donations help two staff wellbeing centres in Nottingham – the City Hospital and the Queen’s Medical Centre – where frontline workers can go to relax and unwind for a short time during challenging shifts and speak to trained wellbeing officers if they need support.
Along with these the charity has funded four sleep pods and airline-style sleeping chairs for frontline staff who need to rest after a long shift. These have been installed in quiet rooms or areas across our hospitals proving invaluable to NHS workers.
The most recent donation coming from the football club and its supporters will contribute to this initiative.
Louise Knight, Head of Fundraising at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to Nottingham Forest FC for backing our ‘Help your Hospital Heroes’ appeal, and especially to the club’s fantastic fans who have come out in force to buy their shirts and show their support for our NHS heroes in Nottingham.
“The money raised by the club and its supporters will be used to continue to provide wellbeing support for frontline NHS staff at Nottingham’s hospitals, including wellbeing centres and rest rooms to give them time and space away from the busy ward environment during this challenging time. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.”