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Community Hero: Queens Park Rangers

15 August 2017

Norwich City Football Club are delighted to welcome Alastair Barrows as our Community Hero for the match against Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.

Canaries fan Alastair, 17, raised £2132.60 for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) after cycling from Hethersett, Norfolk to London and back last month.

Alastair cycled a total of 310 miles in just twenty hours, setting off on July 8 and returning the following morning.

The ride was in memory of Alastair’s dad, Andrew, who passed away in December 2002 after suffering from pneumococcal meningitis, a bacterial infection which cuts off the oxygen supply to the brain, causing cardiac arrest.

On his achievement, Alastair said: “I felt exhausted but also proud of what I achieved and also very emotional as it was so important to me. I would like to say a big thank you to the people who have donated to meningitis research and also those who supported me up to and during my ride, it means a lot and it was the support that helped me get through the ride.

“It means a lot to be a Norwich City Football Club community hero as it’s very nice and motivating to be recognised for raising great funds to a great charity and all the hard work that goes with it.”

So please give a big Carrow Road welcome on Wednesday evening to Alastair as he brings out the match ball ahead of our game against Queens Park Rangers!

At every Sky Bet Championship home match, Norwich City will invite a deserving community-minded individual(s) 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

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