Forest fans and owner Marinakis show solidarity with Greeks in wildfire tragedy

 August 14 – Nottingham Forest and their key supporter groups have united to raise funds for those affected by the tragic wildfires in Greece that killed 93 as they spread around the Athens area. 

Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis, who was born in Piraeus, a port city in Attica and often referred to as the port of Athens, has already pledged €1million of support to the families and communities affected.

Marinakis also owns Greek club Olympiakos which has also pledged support with Forest pledging solidarity with the Greek club and the people in the region as it rebuilds from the disaster.

The support began with collections around Forest’s City Ground last weekend for the fixture against Reading. Olympiakos has set up a donation account.

Forest chairman Nicholas Randall said: “We have been overwhelmed with the spontaneous requests from our supporters to provide some financial assistance. The staff and players have also offered their generous support. In the light of this we will be operating collection points for our fans to express their solidarity and show support.”

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