Bucket collection raises £6,500 for Alzheimer's Research UKA CHARITY collection at Saturday’s match in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, nominated by Duncan Forbes’ family as part of the special activities for Duncan’s Day, has raised a staggering £6,500 in donations.
Former Club Captain Forbes is currently suffering with the disease and Saturday’s game against Stoke City saw the Club and fans come together in support for Duncan’s family to raise awareness of the disease and also to raise monies for their chosen charity and towards Duncan’s personal care.
Jodie Vaughan, Fundraising Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK commented: “Raising £6,500 is a brilliant result. We are so grateful to Norwich City Football Club and everyone who attended the match and gave a donation. This is enough to pay for 325 hours of world-class research, bringing us closer to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
“Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia pose one of the greatest threats to public health yet funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases. We rely on public donations to fund our crucial work.”
The Club will be donating all profits from a special matchday programme remembering the former defender's 33-year spell as player and staff member to support his care, while the commemorative 'Forbes 5' t-shirts that the first team warmed up in on Saturday are also being auctioned off from this Thursday on the Club’s ebay site – again with all money raised going towards Duncan.
Duncan's wife, Janette, and their two sons Elliott and Scott plus extended family were special guests at Saturday’s match, along with a number of his former teammates including Dave Stringer and Martin Peters.
Saturday’s celebratory programme is still available for sale in-store at the official stores at Carrow Road, Chapelfield and the Castle Mall, as well as online by clicking here.
Alternatively the Virgin Money Giving Page set up by the Club is also still open for people to make personal contributions - please click here to donate.