A new fundraising partnership, between Nottingham Hospitals Charity and Nottingham Forest Community Trust, kicks off at the Nottingham Forest V Peterborough game today (Saturday 4 December).
‘Hat-trick for Hospitals’ is the first campaign for the partnership, asking supporters and members of the public to take three steps to fundraise £75, to receive an exclusive Forest shirt.
Fans watching the game at the City Ground will be among the first to hear the details of the new campaign in a video played in the stadium at half time.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Step one – Sign up via JustGiving to do your thing! Supporters can fundraise in their chosen way, whether that’s baking, running, or maybe even sponsored keepy-uppies.
- Step two – Raise £75 or more through your chosen fundraising challenge.
- Step three – Once you've completed your fundraising, your exclusive t-shirt will be posted out to you - hat-trick complete!
The fundraising challenge will help support the Youth Service at Nottingham Hospitals, and Nottingham Forest Community Trust in empowering local communities to live healthier and happier lives.
Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Nottingham Forest Community Trust on this fantastic project. We hope the Hat-trick for Hospitals challenge will offer Forest fans and other members of the local community a chance to do something fun to support their local NHS, and we think they will love the limited edition shirt they receive as a thank you!
“The money raised will make a huge difference to young patients here at Nottingham Hospitals, and the extra services, facilities and support we’re able to offer them during their time in hospital.”
Graham Moran, BEM, Chief Executive Officer of NFCT, said, “I am thrilled that we have launched this fundraising campaign with Nottingham Hospitals Charity. By coming together, we can harness the power of football to encourage fans and the public to raise funds for two Nottingham based charities with a track record of providing invaluable support where it is needed for our local communities. We are committed to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of local people and the funds raised will be vital in achieving this. We hope Forest fans will get behind this campaign and play their role in making the campaign a great success."