On Saturday there is a celebration of 100 years of British Red Cross in Nottinghamshire – since getting in touch with Max (the unfortunate Forest fan running the Great North Run dressed as Robbie Savage thanks to some merciless friends!) I’ve been in touch with them about the event, which includes a raffle for a personalised and signed Forest shirt.
If you’re at a loose end before the match then the event starts in the city centre on Smithy Row from 11am. There’ll be entertainment in the form of stalls and live music, along with first aid demonstrations as well as information about the history of the great work that British Red Cross do. Definitely worth checking out.
Keep an eye on the blog too, as we hope together to be able to source some great prizes to help raise some more cash, probably raffle entries in exchange for donations – watch this space, but in the meantime, you might want to donate to poor old Max to help him reach his target to make his Savage-based humiliation that little bit more bearable!
As well as providing first aid training, British Red Cross provide essential support and preparation for disasters both in the UK and overseas, as well as providing social care, reuniting families estranged by disaster or conflict and support for refugees. Basically, they’re bloody well rock, and are a great cause for our support.
Speaking of fundraising, after you’ve checked this out and are heading to Bridgford for the match, pop in to the Stratford Haven where one of my regular readers is raising money for another excellent cause – Help for Heroes. A signed replica 1979 shirt is on offer for just £2 a ticket (with a wristband thrown in), so pop there too – and go to the match with a healthy glow of being charitable.
All this goodwill shall surely propel the mighty Reds to their first win of the season (although any Norwich fans reading feel free to donate too!).
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