Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis makes 'very large' donation to coronavirus fight

Reds chief recently announced he had recovered after contracting COVID-19

05 April 2020

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has been thanked for making a substantial donation in the fight against coronavirus.

The shipping magnate, who also owns Greek club Olympiacos, recently announced he had recovered after contracting COVID-19.

And it seems he is now keen to help out in the battle against the disease.

He is said to have donated 100,000 euros in a telemarathon organised by the Greek Union of Professional Football Players (PSAP) to support medical staff in his homeland.

"It is a very large amount and PSAP thanks him, and all the teams that stood by our side with their deposits, as well as all the ordinary people who did the same,” said president George Bandis.

“We will be able to buy the necessary weapons for our hospitals ourselves.”

Greek website 'Fueled With Sports' report Marinakis has also supplied medical equipment and protective masks to Tzanio Hospital in his home town of Piraeus.

They quote a Facebook post which is said to be that of "well-known" doctor Nikos Vlachakos.

It says: "We received high protection masks against Covid-19, offered by the president of Olympiacos Evangelos Marinakis, while we are waiting for donation on his behalf!!! Thank you!!! We will win!!!"