Learn about today's Community Hero, Oliver MortonNORWICH City are delighted to welcome this weekend’s Community Hero, 18-year-old Oliver Morton.
Oliver will be at Carrow Road representing the charity Asperger East Anglia, who have supported him and his family for the past three years.
The teenager has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition. His difficulties are associated with having Asperger Syndrome, which is a developmental condition that causes difficulties with communication, social interaction and extreme levels of anxiety.
Oliver lives with his younger siblings and his mother in Beccles and is currently enrolled on a horticulture course at Easton College.
Asperger East Anglia will be at this weekend’s match with volunteers outside Carrow Road collecting for the charity.
The charity has nominated Oliver and his football-mad brother Harry, 12, to bring out the matchball ahead of the Canaries' fixture with Cardiff City.
Oliver joined one of the charity’s youth groups when he was 15 years old and was encouraged to improve his confidence by volunteering at one of the Children and Family groups where he helped some of the younger children to engage in fun creative activities.
In July of this year he was encourage to attend the Charity’s Work Opportunity Program based at Asperger East Anglia’s Beccles premises, where he gained valuable work experience and learnt new woodwork and furniture restoration skills.
We hope Oliver and Harry and the charity enjoy their day with us at Carrow Road.
Do you know a Norwich City Community Hero – is there anyone you think deserves recognition for their community efforts or a personal achievement please contact the Club via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the season the Club is celebrating the good work that local people do in their community, whether that’s in the emergency services or armed forces (past and present), carers or charity champions, super fans or the region's sporting heroes, we’ll be celebrating it before every match.
Ahead of every home match, Norwich City will invite a deserving community-minded individual to be a ‘Community Hero’ and place the match ball onto a special plinth ready for the referee and players to emerge from the tunnel and collect it for the game.