Magnificent gesture by FGR

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Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:45 am

Forest Green Rovers have made their New Lawn ground available to the government in case they need more space for beds during the crisis.

They have also offered the club's Unicorn House building in Stroud town centre, which was previously home to 700 office workers but has now been vacated.

Forest Green have also opened their player hostel in the town for NHS staff and other key workers to use as overnight accommodation.

"Our first guest is a midwife - we have room for 12 people in total," owner Dale Vince said in a post on his Facebook page.
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Re: Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby stanman » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:54 am

There is no 'I' in team
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Re: Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby Tommo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:57 am

DV can be relied upon to do the right thing imo
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Re: Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby GETCARTER » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:54 pm

Brilliant, well done to all involved.
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Re: Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:18 am

Nobody can challenge Captain Tom's fundraising for the NHS, which currently is over £25 million but I will take my hat off to Cheltenham Town FC who combined with Gloucester Rugby have raised nearly £7,000 for Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals.
Their staff are engaging in a sponsored head shave and that includes manager Michael Duff and his two sons.
https://www.ctfc.com/news/2020/april/th ... the-shave/
I still want to beat them when football returns but will be happy to applaud them whenever that happens.
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Re: Magnificent gesture by FGR

Postby Too occasional fan » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Technically he is not raising funds for the NHS, but for NHS Charities Together.
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We’re a club that looks to the future, but our identity is forged from a rich 128-year history. Founded in 1889, we’re one of the oldest football clubs in the world.

In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience. FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world. That’s quite an accolade, and it shows how we’ve been able to bring together football and environmental consciousness at the highest levels of the game.