Notts County will be donating money raised by Nottingham Forest supporters to causes close to Magpies fans’ hearts.
The Reds generously raised £1,535.44 for Notts' unpaid staff last month.
But, with Christoffer and Alexander Reedtz’s takeover completed shortly afterwards and all outstanding salaries paid, the clubs agreed that the money should be halved and donated to charities of their choosing.
Notts are therefore pleased to say that their share of the takings will be split between crowdfunding efforts for Stuart Brothers’ family and Nottingham University Hospitals Charity.
Lifelong supporter and former club employee Stuart sadly lost his battle with cancer recently.
A JustGiving page has been set up by Welsh band Funeral for a Friend, who say Stuart could quite legitimately have laid claim to being their biggest fan. All monies will go towards helping Stuart’s sons Connor, Devon and Riley.
Notts will be donating a third of their Forest collection money to this cause.
Furthermore, Funeral for a Friend will be coming out of retirement to play two special shows to raise money for Stuart’s family. Click here for more details.
Nottingham University Hospitals Charity
Notts’ remaining funds will be donated to this charity, who in turn will distribute the money to two wards at the Queen’s Medical Centre.
The first, E39 Daycare Oncology, was where young supporter George Whitehead received treatment for cancer before recently ringing the bell and returning to Meadow Lane as a mascot for the club’s televised match against Barnet.
The second ward to benefit will be E40 Neurology and Spinal, frequented by another young fan, Maisie-Grace Titherley.
Maisie-Grace is a familiar face to many supporters who have seen her meeting and greeting the players at every home match.
Notts would like to reiterate their thanks to Reds supporters for their generosity.