Group raised over £5,000 for the Community Sports FoundationNORWICH City are delighted to welcome as its Community Heroes for Tuesday’s game a group of friends who completed a 47-mile coastal walk in memory of their friend Michael Peek.
Michael was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year and tragically died only a month after he was told of his diagnosis at the age of just 48.
He was a Norwich City season ticket holder and attended every game, as well as following the Canaries on European tours, and didn’t miss a game until he became ill.
Ann Waller, Michael Sharman, Mark Jones, Mark Filby, Gavin Boast, Kevin Hickman and Guy Paterson were the group of friends who took part in the Community Sports Foundation’s (CSF) annual Coastal Walk Challenge, which this year saw 83 participants complete the 47-mile Norfolk Coast course between Hunstanton and Cromer in 24 hours – helping to raise over £29,000 for CSF.
Speaking about his friend, Michael Sharman said: "He was such a loyal person to all of us and we just wanted to show what he meant to us by walking in his memory.
"We were all so strong in the walk and we were so pleased to have raised over £5,000 for the Community Sports Foundation."
Please give the group a big warm welcome as they bring out the match ball ahead of kick-off.
At every Sky Bet Championship home match, Norwich City will invite a deserving community-minded individual or individuals to be their ‘Community Hero’ and place the match ball on to a special plinth prior to kick-off.
Whether the individual works in the emergency services or the armed forces, is a carer or charity champion, a super fan or a regional sporting hero, the initiative celebrates their contribution to the local community.
If there is anyone you think deserves special recognition for their community efforts or personal achievements, please contact the Club via firstname.lastname@example.org.