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NORWICH CITY TO SUPPORT CHILD REFUGEE CRISIS APPEAL

12 September 2015

Club to hold day of action on October 3

NORWICH CITY will be holding a day of action when the Canaries take on Leicester City on October 3 to raise funds for the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.

The Barclays Premier League has teamed up with international charity Save The Children in an effort to help raise funds to provide desperately needed aid to children fleeing warzones in Syria and other countries to seek shelter and safety in Europe.

It’s the biggest refugee crisis in this continent since the second world war – and Save The Children’s appeal will directly help extremely vulnerable youngsters who are among the 350,000 people this year alone who have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea to escape death, torture and deprivation in their home countries.

More details about the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal and how Save The Children will use the money raised can be found HERE.

To raise funds for the appeal, Norwich City Football Club will donate £1 from every ticket purchased for the Leicester City match.

In addition, the Club will hold a bucket collection at the ground on the day of the match for any Norwich or Leicester fans who want to make a donation of their own to the appeal.

Finally, City will make a further £1 donation from every sale of selected items of Canaries Official merchandise bought between now and close of play on the day of the Leicester match – more details on this will follow.

Meanwhile the Club is to meet in the next few weeks with Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, the Eastern Daily Press and other leading Norfolk agencies to help agree a co-ordinated countywide response to the crisis, once it is clear how many of Britain’s intake of Syrian refugees will be housed here.

The Government recently confirmed 20,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into Britain over the next five years and is set to inform local authorities, including Norfolk, what their contribution to this effort will be.

At that stage the Club, working closely with our Community Sports Foundation team, will announce further assistance to help with the refugee crisis on a local level.


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