An appeal to make Forest the biggest team in Mongolia!

Sometimes something completely random pops into your email and leaves you lost for words because of the sheer unlikeliness of it.  I had a few of those last week, they involved Forest getting automatic promotion, and that happened!  Today I received this from Rich Fisher, who is appealing for your old Forest shirts so that he can put them towards a very good cause, which certainly does sound like the most random thing ever… read on…

Dear NFFC Blog,

I’m hoping you can help me out by making mention on your fine site of a truly noble mission that I am undertaking this summer…. and which I need Reds fans to help me with.
Yes, this may sound crazy – but I’m going to attempt to make Forest the biggest football team in Mongolia!
Allow me to explain!
Basically, I’m a lifelong Reds fan – and this summer, a friend and I are taking part in a charity event called the Mongol Rally.
For the benefit of anyone who hasn’t heard of this, this will basically involve us attempting to drive all the way from the UK to Mongolia in a really crap car – and getting people to sponsor us.
All of the money we raise will be going to charities who support orphaned street children in Mongolia – some who we will hopefully be visiting when we complete our epic 8,000 mile journey and arrive in Mongolia.
And in addition to raising cash and having an amazing adventure, we’ve decided we want to take the opportunity to spread the word of the mighty Reds – by accumulating as many old Forest shirts as we can, and dishing them out to the street children of Mongolia.
So, if any fans have any old shirts that they no longer want festering away in a drawer somewhere, I’d be very interested in hearing from them.
I’m sure there isn’t a single Forest fan who wouldn’t be amused be the idea of lots of young Mongolian children running around the streets of Ulaanbaatar wearing the famous garibaldi red.
If any visitors to your site can help, please tell them to get in touch with me via email at
Meanwhile, anyone wanting to find out more about me and my mate’s Mongol Rally adventure, go to
Rich Fisher

So, if any of you have any old shirts lurking in a cupboard somewhere that either don’t fit or won’t get used, then please get in touch with Rich.  I’ve sorted out a couple from the back of my cupboards to send to Mongolia, because, as Rich quite rightly states, it would be great to think of some little Mongolian tykes running amok in Ulaanbataar (I had to look that up!) wearing them.

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