Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Queens Park Rangers has been designated as our Community Day, where we will celebrate the work of the Club’s charity partner the Community Sports Foundation.
Each day this week in the build-up to the game, we will be highlighting the Foundation’s sterling work in various areas, including supporting people with disabilities and their families, raising the aspirations of homeless and disadvantaged people, and working to develop skills and employability locally.
The Community Day is an opportunity for fans to learn about the Foundation’s work and to show their support, or get involved in three ways:
"Bring a pound to the ground"
At the QPR match, we are asking every Canary fan who would like to support us to bring a pound coin to Carrow Road and put it in one of our collection buckets in, or outside the ground.
Of course you are welcome to bring more, and if you would like to donate but can’t make it on Saturday please visit the CSF website where you can donate online.
Become a Canary Citizen
Did you know that CSF runs a number of fundraising events including the award-winning Run Norwich, and the Coastal Walk Challenge?
In order to do this, the Foundation relies on a large number of volunteers, and this week you can sign up to the new Canary Citizens programme and volunteer your time at one or more of their events.
Sign up for a fundraising event
Most of the Foundation’s events have reached capacity for 2019, however there are still places on:
- Canary Legend Eleven (play alongside former Canaries at Carrow Road) – 13th May
- The Sky Dive -29th June
- The Dean Ashton Golf Day – 27th September
- Koblenz to Norwich Cycle – 23rd August
- On the Buzzer, City quiz – 7th November
- Après-Ski Parties – 13th/14th December
Visit the events page of the CSF website for more information or to book online.
Ian Thornton, the Community Sports Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer said: "Our fans have given incredible backing to the players on the pitch this season, but what also makes our Club special is its commitment to our community.
"We’re asking fans to extend that same unwavering support to the Foundation on Saturday so that we can continue to make a difference to over 38,000 people every year."
In September, the Foundation opened The Nest, a new multi-purpose community hub in Horsford, and plan to develop the site even further to extend their community reach. An update on the progress of the #BuildTheNest campaign can be found here.
The match day itself will include a host of community activities at Carrow Park and inside the ground, the details of which will be announced later in the week.