Nottingham Forest are going well on the pitch under Steve Cooper and off the field, they continue to do their bit to support a number of charities.

Later today, the Reds’ Commercial Sales Manager, Simon Fotheringham, will join Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield as he aims to run 101 miles in 24 hours.

The run will start at the home of the Leicester Tigers and finish at Headingley Stadium.

Fotheringham has done great things at the football club in the past. He will join Sinfield for the 7km stretch between the Ruddington Arms to St Peters Square in the city centre.

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Sinfield’s challenge will be split into segments of 7km. Each one has to be completed within an hour before the next one starts.

He is expected to arrive in the city centre at 2:10 this afternoon, with the next leg due to begin at 2:40.

Fotheringham completed a fundraiser of his own in July. He raised money for the MND Association in memory of his dad Ernest who passed in December 2020 at the age of 82.

 

Now, he’s set to join Sinfield as he looks to raise £100,000 for two charities. The money raised will be split between the Leeds Hospitals Charity appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND and the MND Association.

Burrow is a former teammate of Sinfield. He’s currently battling MND after being diagnosed in December 2019.

The former Rhinos star was a stalwart with the rugby league giants, spending 16 years with the Super League outfit.

Can Forest supporters donate to Sinfield as he embarks on a mammoth challenge?

They certainly can and are encouraged to do so via this link.

Sinfield has also been discussing his challenge and told the Forest official website: “Undoubtedly this will be the toughest challenge I have ever attempted. But I know it will mean so much to so many people if we hit our target.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to the team at Nottingham City Council who have been so supportive.”

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