Norwich City Football Club is delighted to welcome Brad Fisher as our Community Hero against Brentford. Brad from Norwich has raised over £9,000 in 18 months for a charity very close to him and his family.
Brad, 33, has been raising money with the help of his members from Norwich Fitness Club for the Anthony Nolan Organisation, a charity set up to help those diagnosed with all forms of blood cancer.
“I started raising money with my members from Norwich Fitness Club because I found out my brother-in-law Jon was diagnosed with leukaemia,” says Brad. “He went through chemotherapy last year and is now in remission and so far so good. It means so much to me as a little fitness club in Norwich can raise so much money and help so many people.”
Brad started fundraising in June 2016 and has organised superhero-, Halloween- and Christmas-themed boot camps to raise money. Brad has also completed in the world’s largest obstacle course with his friends from the fitness club. The Rat Race Dirty Weekend challenge consisted of 20 miles and 200 obstacles through mud, cargo nets, tunnels, slides, freezing cold water and a five-storey high slide.
“I nominated Brad because ever since he found out that I was diagnosed with leukaemia back in May 2016, he was so keen to do anything he could to help. As such he set himself a huge fundraising target of £25,000 for the Anthony Nolan Organisation,” says his brother-in-law Jon Leggett, who works at Norwich City Football Club.
“Brad is a personal trainer and co-owns two fitness companies in Norwich with his business partner Sharon Plummer. He has turned their company’s Christmas parties into big fundraising events. He and those around him deserve so much recognition for his tireless and altruistic efforts.
“Brad has never been one to show his emotions, so this was his way of showing that he cares. The money he has raised will help save lives of those people who get diagnosed with blood cancer. His efforts will save lives; it’s as simple as that!”
Please give a big Carrow Road welcome this evening to Brad as he brings out the match ball ahead of our game against Brentford.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org