Nottingham Forest and Derby County fans running from City Ground to Pride Park

A group of Nottingham Forest and Derby County fans will run from the City Ground to Pride Park Stadium to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Nottingham Forest and Derby County fans will unite ahead of Sunday’s Championship clash by running from the City Ground to Pride Park Stadium.

The Reds take on arch-rivals Derby for the first time this season at the weekend, and 33 supporters will put their allegiances aside to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK by undertaking the ‘Nottm2Derby‘ run.

Supporters will run 20 miles through public footpaths and along to the A52 Brian Clough Way to highlight the charity’s ‘Men United’ campaign.

Organiser Des Oldham, who has been a Forest fans for 20 years, says the idea is to build relations between both sets of supporters.

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Des Oldham, pictured above in shot of the City Ground and below at Pride Park Stadium, has been a Forest fan for 20 years.
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Des Oldham, organiser of the Nottm2Derby fan-run.

He said: “Football is, of course, predominantly watched by men, with sufferers of this horrible disease of course being men, too.

“That said we not only have a mix of participants who are Forest and Derby fans but we also have a good split of men and women. It’s such a worthwhile cause.

“Cancer is such an horrible thing to witness and if I can do such things to help, it will only be for the better.”

The runners will set off at 8am on Sunday from the Southbank Bar, Trent Bridge, which is sponsoring the event.

The Southbank Bar, West Bridgford, will be putting on refreshments when Reds fans return to Nottingham after the game.
The Southbank Bar, West Bridgford, will be putting on refreshments when Reds fans return to Nottingham after the game.

The group has already raised £4,505 and 90 per cent of their target of £5,000.

To donate visit visit the event’s website.

The match kicks off on Sunday at Pride Park at midday – giving runners four hours to reach Derby before the game.

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