Norwich City’s playing squad, Head Coach and Executive Committee have agreed to donate a percentage of their salaries to help those negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The club’s owners and directors have also contributed to the goodwill cause.
The money, which amounts to over £200,000, will initially be used to buy and distribute food and essential toiletry packages for those in need in the Norwich and the wider Norfolk community.
A team of volunteers will help assemble the packages at Carrow Road, whilst the club will make use of the Community Sports Foundation’s minibuses to help distribute in conjunction with local community groups.
Over the coming period funds will also be released to a selection of local charities and organisations who are in need of support and resource during this time.
Club captain Grant Hanley told canaries.co.uk: “There are clearly a lot of complexities and discussions happening at this time, but right now this absolutely is the best thing we can do for our community.
“As a group of players, we wanted to stand up and do our bit. The lads have heard at first-hand stories and challenges that some of our supporters are currently facing. We need to make sure we’re reaching out and helping those who have been hit hard and are struggling at this time.
“It’s clear the club are doing everything possible to help both staff, fans and the wider community at this challenging time, and we want to make sure we’re also contributing.”