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COMMUNITY HERO: FULHAM

12 April 2017

The story of our latest Community Hero, Georgia Stallard

NORWICH City are delighted to welcome fundraising youngster Georgia Stallard as their KarePlus Community Hero for Good Friday's meeting with Fulham at Carrow Road.

Georgia, 6, has raised more than £2,000 for the cancer unit at the NNUH and recently completed a 50-mile cycle ride in one day from the Hook of Holland to Amsterdam.

Her reasons for doing so were to say thank you to the NNUH team that treated her grandmother, Emma Bussey, after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

Among those to treat Emma was consultant Mr Cheong, and Georgia said: "I decided to do the challenge to raise money for the NNUH and for him.

"Mr Cheong will use the money for research and to raise awareness. He saved my nana when she had cancer."

Georgia was accompanied on the ride by her granddad Peter Bussey, who added: "We chose to cycle in Holland for it being mainly flat and having excellent cycle paths.

"Georgia found it odd cycling on the other side of the road, and took a while to get used to bikes having the right of way at roundabouts but she soon got the hang of it."

In the build-up to the main cycle, George trained a lot and cycled 24 miles the week before in order to prepare for her adventure in The Netherlands.

"Georgia found it hard after 30 miles," said Peter.

"However, once she reached 40 miles the sun came out, and this helped her count down the last 10 miles to the finish."

The pair eventually arrived safely in Amsterdam after the completing the ride in just 11 hours, far exceeding their original fundraising target of £500.

Instead, Georgia was able to present Mr Cheong with a cheque for £1,661 - which amassed to over £2,000 raised once gift aid was included.

If you would like to add a donation to Georgia’s fundraising page, please visit - uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GeorgiaandGrandadsCycle
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Please be sure to give a big Carrow Road welcome to Georgia, as she brings out the matchball ahead of kick-off on Friday!


At every Sky Bet Championship home match, the Canaries will invite a deserving community-minded individual or individuals to be their KarePlus Community Hero and place the matchball on 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 communityhero@canaries.co.uk.


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