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Community Hero: City V Preston

21 August 2018

Norwich City Football Club is delighted to welcome Lee Clark as our Community Hero against Preston North End.

Lee, 37, is a super fan of Norwich City and has been nominated by his friend Ricci as our Community Hero for his great support to the Canaries and various fundraising achievements.

“I wanted to nominate Lee because the way he puts others before himself is amazing and he’s raised over £80,000 for charity by sleeping rough, organising charity football matches and now signed up to do the Brighton marathon," Ricci said. 

“We met at a game pre-match and have been friends since - his charity work and selflessness really struck a cord with me and my dad and he is a true super fan."

Lee, a season ticket holder at Carrow Road, has been watching Norwich City for over 30 years and has tallied up more than 300 games both home and away. 

“My first away game was in the early 90s and I now travel from my home in Southend to every home and away fixture when I can if I don’t have work commitments,” Lee said.

Lee travels by car to watch the games with his daughter, step daughter and friend, however last December his car broke down and other fellow Canaries put some money together to help Lee get a new car.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was part of the amazing gesture and for all your support over the years," he said. "I now have friends for life and these stories show you why we really do have THE BEST fans in the world. I will never ever forget what the yellow army did for me especially Ricci, Dan and Phillip."

Lee is also currently training for the Brighton Marathon which takes place in April to raise money for The Ledge Foundation and has so far raised over £80,000 since 2007 for other various charities.

For more details on Lee’s marathon and how you can donate, click here.

Please give a big Carrow Road welcome this evening to Lee as he brings out the match ball ahead of our game against Preston North End.

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 visit the Community Hero page on canaries.co.uk.


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