The Sherwood Forest Trust charity – based in Edwinstowe – was delighted to receive a donation of over £2,500 raised by Forza Garibaldi, the fan-led initiative supporting Nottingham Forest Football Club.
The Trust, which has a mission to preserve what remains of ancient Sherwood Forest, will use the money to plant native British trees in areas that were once part of the historic Forest.
Forza Garibaldi raised the money earlier this year by raffling off a superb collection of flags, which were displayed outdoors near the famous Major Oak, including a huge banner depicting Sherwood Forest’s most famous son – Robin Hood.
Linda Hardy of the Sherwood Forest Trust said: “As the Nottingham Forest emblem is an oak tree, it’s appropriate that the money will help us put oaks and other native trees back into areas where woodland has been lost. Planting trees helps combat climate change and creates new habitats for wildlife. We’re really grateful to the fabulous Forza Garibaldi fans – using the power of the Reds to make Nottinghamshire a greener place.”