Nottingham Forest have thrown their weight behind an exciting off-field project, announced by the club today.
The Reds have confirmed that they will be supporting Framework’s Homeless to Home challenge, a campaign initiated in a bid to tackle homelessness in the city and the rest of the UK.
Framework are a Nottingham-based charity and they’re inviting supporters to exercise during the month of November, raising funds to help tackle an ongoing problem.
To add a competitive edge to the fundraising initiative, Framework have created a leaderboard with top performing people in with a chance to win trophies.
People are asked to raise a minimum of £150 with a free t-shirt going to everyone once £50 has been raised.
Forest have entered a team to be in with a chance to lift a trophy and supporters can donate here.
Head of Fundraising and Communications at Framework, Claire Eden has been discussing the new project.
Her message was clear, saying: “A Framework street outreach worker will walk an average of 10 miles per shift. We’re challenging members of the public to follow int he footsteps of our street outreach team, doing whatever distance they can in whatever way they choose and securing sponsorship from friends, family and whoever else to raise vital funds and end homelessness.
“We are grateful to Nottingham Forest who have signed up to the challenge. Since their owner Evangelos Marinakis arrived at the club, we have had a tremendous supporters and there is a real desire to make a difference throughout the city.”
Britain is set for a deep recesion and for hundreds of thousands the future is uncertain with many to lose jobs and possibly their homes.
Rough sleeping is the most visible and devastating form of homelessness and it’s on the rise.
This winter more people will endure the danger and indignity of sleeping on the sheets, many for the first time.
Framework’s November challenge forms part of its winter appear, Homeless to Home, to challenge and save lives by preventing homelessness and resettling people into stable accommodation.
Forest confirmed their support to the initiative on their official website; with Samba Sow and Joe Lolley modelling Framework t-shirts.
Anyone wishing to take part can do so at www.frameworkha.org/htohchallenge.