How you can help the club support Duncan Forbes' familyNORWICH City are honoured to announce that Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City at Carrow Road will be dedicated to raising funds for Canaries legend Duncan Forbes, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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 Chris Hughton's first-team squad will warm up in commemorative 'Forbes 5' t-shirts that will be auctioned after the game.
Duncan's wife, Janette, and their two sons Elliott and Scott plus extended family, will be in attendance along with a number of his former teammates including Dave Stringer and Martin Peters.
Fundraising initiatives taking place at the Stoke City match this weekend:
- Club donating all profits from the commemorative 'Duncan's Day' matchday programme, priced at just £3, to help support Duncan's care.
- Auctioning off of limited-edition signed 'Forbes 5' t-shirts to be worn by the first-team during their pre-match warm-up to help support Duncan's care.
- Opportunity for supporters to make a donation of their choice to help support Duncan's care. CLICK HERE to donate.
- Ground collection before kick-off to help support the Forbes family's chosen charity, Alzheimer's Research UK.
Some 820,000 people are living with dementia today, including 12,000 in Norfolk. Alzheimer's Research UK is fighting for a world free of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Find out more.
Norwich City Chief Executive David McNally said: "Duncan Forbes was a fantastic servant to this football Club, on and off the pitch, for more than three decades.
"Everybody at the Club is really sad to hear of his current brave battle against Alzheimer's and on Saturday we hope to raise as much money as possible to help Duncan's family with his day-to-day care.
"It's going to be an emotional day for everyone connected with the Club. Thank you to all our supporters for any help they can give for this worthiest of causes."
Janette added: "I know it's going to be emotional - but I'm hoping that it can help to raise awareness.
"There's always a certain stigma attached to mental illness, Alzheimer's included. We hope that we can bring it out into the public and maybe that will help other people who are suffering to reach out to a relative or someone who can help."