Duncan Barrow and Paul Chamberlain to present the matchballNORWICH City is delighted to welcome two special local men as its Community Heroes for Saturday's match against Manchester United.
Duncan Barrow and Paul Chamberlain will join us at Carrow Road having recently returned from Greece after volunteering to help rescue refugees from the Aegean Sea.
Both men have vast experience in rescue operations locally – with Duncan currently watch manager for a Norfolk Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, based at Dereham Fire Station and Paul, Vice Chairman and Water Rescue Instructor of Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue.
They have offered their skills and services to the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea by providing professional search and rescue to people who are in distress.
Duncan and Paul have spent a month each with the charity as rescue swimmers, ultimately risking their own lives leaping from rescue boats, miles out at sea, in a bid to save stricken refugees from drowning.
In recognition of their great work saving lives, both with the charity and for our local community, please give them a warm welcome as they bring out the matchball ahead of kick-off.
For more information on the work of MOAS please go to their website: www.moas.eu.