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City v Hull: Community Hero

9 October 2017

Norwich City's latest Community Hero, David Brown, with his late wife, Pat.

Norwich City Football Club are delighted to welcome David Brown as our Community Hero for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game against Hull.

David, 74, has raised £66,734 for Help for Heroes and is determined to reach his 100,000 milestone dream.

He started selling homemade cakes and chutney eight years ago for 'Help For Heroes' with his late wife, Pat.

Their daughter Sally has served in the army for more than 20 years and they were inspired to start fundraising for service personnel who need fundraising money to receive the help they need.

"My wife said she wanted to do something for them and try to raise some money so she decided to bake cakes and I got told I would be making chutney," David told canaries.co.uk.

"It was only going to be a one-off but the following year came and another stall was held and the money went up and it’s just gone from there."

David bakes his wife’s best seller lemon drizzle cake and also sells sticky gingerbread, chocolate Guinness, pastries and much more on his stall in Beccles.

"My wife wanted to reach the £50,000 mark but sadly she passed away in March of 2016. At that time we had reached £43,000 and she was hoping for the £50,000, but of course thanks to all of the supporters we hit the £53,000 that summer."
 
David has won four awards for his fundraising efforts from the Rotary Club, the Lions Club and from the Stars Old Wavney award. He has also received an award for raising the most amount of money from the public for 'Help For Heroes'.

"I would like to thank everyone for buying, donating and all the local businesses who have helped us," he added.

"Ftom myself and my late wife, without them all we couldn’t raise the money that we do. It is a great honour to be chosen to be Norwich City’s Community Hero.

"I would also like to accept this on behalf of my late wife, whom without her push and drive this would never have been possible and we are not going to stop aiming for £100,000."

To keep up-to-date with David’s fundraising, search for Dad’s Help for Heroes Page on Facebook.

Please give a big Carrow Road welcome to David on Saturday as he brings out the matchball ahead of our game against Hull.

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 communityhero@canaries.co.uk


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