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Deliveries continue for relief effort – COVID-19 Community Project Update

1 May 2020

Deliveries of food parcels and other essential items continue to be made to those who need them most in the community as part of Norwich City and the Community Sports Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Project.

As previously announced, Daniel Farke, the players, and senior staff at the Football Club have donated some of their salaries, while owners and directors have also contributed to the amount raised, which totals over £200k.

The sum is currently being used by the Foundation and volunteers from the Football Club’s staff to support some of the most vulnerable people and causes in Norfolk who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

A second phase of the project will come later whereby the Foundation’s work will support people with the potential longer term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis such as poor mental health, the side effects of inactivity, and loss of employment or housing. The Foundation is now accepting donations towards the project on a dedicated Canaries COVID-19 webpage.

In the past week, volunteers from NCFC and CSF have continued to make calls to season ticket holders over 60 and vulnerable participants to check in on them and see if they need deliveries.

Over the last five weeks, more than 7000 calls have been made, and volunteers have been on hand to help with the collection and delivery of pharmaceutical goods if required, as Head of Catering Stuart Cox recently explained.

Deliveries of food parcels, care and activity packs remain ongoing to local schools, charities and hospitals. We thank our partners at Anglian Chemicals for providing soap, toilet rolls and sanitary products for those in need.

Distribution by CSF volunteers and NCFC’s kitmen has so far covered Cromer, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth and Wymondham as well as central Norwich and the Breckland area.

Staff volunteers from across Norwich City’s finance, catering, academy and kit departments and more continue to help and aid the club’s wider community support.

Signed shirts and freshly made cakes have also been delivered to care homes working in partnership with the Norfolk Care Association, including letters of thanks from joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones.

We have also been working alongside Norfolk and Waveny to help with deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) to doctors surgeries in the county.

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