Families of Barry Joy & Daniel Timbers with us at Carrow Road tomorrowOUR FIRST Community Heroes of the 2015-16 season are the members of two Norwich families who are coming to terms with the tragic loss of two popular and well-loved local men.
Barry Joy, 56, and Daniel Timbers, 28, lost their lives at their workplace after an explosion at Harford Attachments on the City’s Vulcan Road Industrial Estate near Hellesdon on the morning of Monday, July 13.
Tomorrow at approximately 2.50pm we will be joined at Carrow Road by the close families of both men and supporters will be asked to join in a minute of applause to celebrate the lives of Barry and Daniel.
Barry was a Norwich City season ticket holder and his sons Charlie and Harry will bring out today’s matchball to place on the Barclays Premier League plinth prior to the match.
They will be joined on the pitch by Daniel’s father Nick and his young son Ryan.
In all there will be 11 close family relatives of Barry and Daniel with us tomorrow and the thoughts of everyone at Norwich City Football Club are with them as they continue to come to terms with their loss.
CITY are proud to confirm the heart-warming Community Heroes initiative will once again see people from all walks of Norfolk life given the honour of bringing out the matchball before 2015-16 Barclays Premier League games at Carrow Road.
This season as well as inviting some of the county’s true champions to take part, we want to hear from YOU, with your nominations for Community Heroes.
Do you know an individual or a family who have gone the extra mile to help others or who have shown true courage in the face of adversity? Do you know a group or organisation that doesn’t get enough recognition for the hard work it does to support others in the county?
Send your nominations via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Community Hero, c/o Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road, Norwich NR1 1JE.
EACH year the Club agrees to allow a limited number of charities and worthy causes to hold ground/bucket collections at games at Carrow Road.
A few spaces are still available for the forthcoming 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season.
Once again, we are offering you the opportunity to suggest a charity or good cause who you believe could benefit from a bucket collection at Carrow Road.
We’d love to hear from you – so please send your nominations for bucket collections, by post only this time, to: Bucket Collections, c/o Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road, Norwich NR1 1JE.
City spokesman Joe Ferrari commented: “Each and every one of the Community Heroes who walked out with the matchball last season got a fantastic reception from the supporters as they had their fully-deserved moment in the Carrow Road spotlight.
“It’s just a small way the Club and the wider Norwich City family can say a huge and heartfelt thank you to those people and groups from our county who have shown compassion for their fellow citizens and courage in the face of often huge challenges.
“We look forward to running the initiative again this season and would love to hear from supporters with their nominations for this special form of recognition.”