Nottingham Forest fundraisers have received a housebuilder’s grand donation as they gear up for a 145-mile bike ride, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The team of supporters, ex-players and a Nottingham Forest stadium announcer, will pedal from the city ground to Amsterdam in a three-day charity event.
The fundraisers received the £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes Nottingham through its Community Champions scheme.
The Nottingham team will be part of the national Football to Amsterdam 2020 charity cycling challenge, taking place in June.
Putting rivalries aside, fans from various clubs will unit as they ride to Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff arena raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
Simon Morgan, part of the forest2amsterdam team, said: “Knowing that in the UK 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year truly reinforces the need to raise awareness and funds for this important charity.
“We are delighted that Persimmon Homes Nottingham has supported us. We are aiming to raise £47,000 so this donation gets us one step closer to reaching our goal.”
To donate, people can visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/forest2damhappynuggets
Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “We would like to wish the forest2amsterdam team the best of luck in both the ride and achieving their fundraising target.
“We make two local donations of up to £1,000 every month through our Persimmon Community Champions scheme. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity “