Nottingham Forest FC has announced an international charity partnership with UK for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency).
The collaboration, which starts in 2023 and spans the remainder of the season, sees the Premier League club support relief efforts for people fleeing conflict and persecution around the world.
Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nicholas Randall KC, said: “We are proud of our track record of using the power of Nottingham Forest and football as a force for good in our local community.
“Our ascension to the Premier League in the summer now offers us an invaluable opportunity to extend that on an international scale. We are therefore delighted to give UK for UNHCR the platform to raise awareness of its relief efforts for refugees on the front of our shirt.
“This feels even more pertinent than ever right now, with more than 100 million people currently displaced globally, almost half of them children, and such visibility on our shirt and channels will ensure this vital cause is seen by millions around the world every week.”
Furthermore, both the Nottingham Forest Men’s and Women’s teams will participate in all fixtures with the logo of UK for UNHCR on the front of their shirts, as a ‘sign of solidarity’ for families who have been forced to flee their homes and communities.
Nottingham Forest’s owner, Evangelos Marinakis, added: “I am proud to have partnered with the United Nations’ global work before, with Olympiacos FC back in 2013.
“We supported UNICEF for four years, choosing to make a significant financial contribution to their charitable work rather than taking income from a sponsor, and giving their cause prominence on the front, and then the back, of the Olympiacos shirt.
“I hope fans of Nottingham Forest will also be proud that we have chosen to highlight the work of UNHCR for the remainder of the season, in addition to the local causes our Community Trust supports. This comes at a time when the world faces enormous challenges in helping the most vulnerable people in society.”
This week, the top-flight side also announced two appointments to strengthen its Senior Management team.
Wendy Taylor was hired as Director of Communications, whilst Tyson Henly was named Chief Commercial Officer.