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AVIVA DONATE SHIRT SPONSOR FOR EVERTON

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10:55 23rd February 2013

by Norwich City Football Club

Railway Children will feature on shirts for clash with Toffees

FOR the fifth consecutive season, main club sponsor Aviva will be donating their shirt sponsorship to charity for this weekend’s clash with Everton at Carrow Road.

The chosen charity will be Railway Children, Aviva’s national charity partner. In addition to the Railway Children’s logo will replacing the Aviva logo on the players’ shirts, the charity will also receive a number of other valuable fundraising benefits.

Railway Children provide help and support to children under 16 who have run away from home or are at risk of doing so. They estimate that one child runs away from home every five minutes in the UK. That’s the equivalent of 18 children during a 90 minute football match. They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect.

Chris Hughton said: “We are proud to join long-term club sponsors Aviva in supporting Railway Children during this weekend’s clash with Everton. As a father myself, I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to have your own child run away from home.

"To think that 18 children are estimated to run away from home during Saturday's game says a great deal. We hope to raise as much awareness as possible from the activity on the day to help support children who may run away from home.”

From Thursday, February 28, every squad member’s signed shirt from the match will be auctioned on the club’s official ebay store. Please check www.canaries.co.uk next week for more details.

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