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Forest raising awareness and funds for Stan

NOTTINGHAM Forest and Queens Park Rangers Community Trusts have teamed up to help raise awareness and funds for former player Stan Bowles in his battle with Alzheimer’s.

The combined efforts of both Community Trusts working together is a first in the game as both sets of fans unite to raise vital funds for the respected charities.

The Just For Stan Fund and local charity Bloomin Dementia as well as both Community Trusts will be beneficiaries of various activities throughout the day when the two sides meet on Saturday at The City Ground.

Bowles made more than 300 league appearances for the R's from 1972-79 before moving to Nottingham Forest where he was part of the 1979-80 squad that won the European Cup. Stan featured 19 times for The Reds, scoring twice.

The forward made more than 560 career league appearances in total, featuring for other Clubs such as Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United, Leyton Orient and Brentford.

The Community Trusts from both clubs have come together to arrange events around the matchday. Collection points will be available on the day for supporters wishing to donate to the aforementioned charities.

Alternatively supporters can donate via the NFFC Community Trust Just Giving page here. All the monies received through this donation page will be shared equally amongst the four beneficiaries.