Club set for biggest ground collection in recent history
NORWICH City joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones have pledged their support to the Club’s fund-raising day of action on Saturday to help children affected by the refugee crisis.
The Club is donating £1 from every match ticket sold for the game against Leicester City to the Save the Children Child Refugee Crisis Appeal and holding the biggest ground collection staged at the Club in recent history, with the help of more than 60 volunteers.
A variety of other fund-raising initiatives are taking place – and the Premier League is also supporting the campaign nationally.
Delia and Michael said the Club is very grateful for any support our fans and friends in the business community are able to give.
In a joint statement, they told canaries.co.uk: “We’re delighted that the Club and the Premier League have agreed to support Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.
“This appeal will make a potentially game-changing difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who are caught up in this massive and awful humanitarian crisis.
“Football has the tremendous ability to reach beyond international borders and over fences and make a real and positive difference to people, whatever walk of life they are from and whatever their circumstances.
“Our Community Sports Foundation is already engaging with refugees living in Norfolk through the excellent Street Life Soccer programme – and this appeal is a further example of how we can all do our bit to make a difference to help those caught up in this international crisis.
“If any fans or companies want to join us and the Club in making a donation large or small, to the Save the Children appeal, that would be really wonderful.”
If you are attending the game against Leicester City and would like to make a donation, look out for our official bucket collectors around Carrow Road.
Companies who would like to make a contribution can contact our Head of Partnerships Stephen Hobin on 01603 218 745.