Norwich City Football Club are delighted to welcome Terry Money as our Community Hero for the Sky Bet Championship clash against Burton Albion.
Terry saved two young children from drowning.
He works for Kier Environmental Services and for six days a week he cleans the East Promenade in Sheringham. Last week he noticed two young girls struggling in the water and put his own safety at risk.
“I felt fear for them knowing that we were having an offshore wind with gusts of up 40mph and an outgoing tide,” he says. “I wanted to get them back to the shore safely. So I sent a lad to get the lifeguards and I then grabbed the life ring and ran down to the beach. A man asked if he could help me so I told him to the pull the rope once I attached it to the life ring.”
The two young girls aged eight and 10 were unable to stay afloat on their inflatable duck so they jumped into the sea in a panic. Terry continued to swim to the girls to reassure them and got them to hold onto the life ring where the man could pull them back to shore safely.
“We were then met by the lifeguard,” Terry says. “I walked back to the lifeguards’ hut to get my breath back and then phoned the office for another pair of trousers and continued to work.”
Terry suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which makes it difficult for him to breathe but managed to not let that get in the way of him rescuing the girls. “Even though I have COPD I just got on with getting them back to shore and went into autopilot.”
Terry also volunteers for Surviving United which gives peer support for people who have been through violent, sexual, domestic abuse. A few volunteers including Terry recently participated in a sponsored 84-mile walk which raised £1,300.
Please give a big Carrow Road welcome this evening to Terry as he brings out the match ball ahead of our game against Burton Albion.
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