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Norwich City Football Club will celebrate the work of our Community Sports Foundation with a ‘takeover’ of the Premier League fixture with Watford at Carrow Road on Saturday.
This week and on the day itself, we will be highlighting the foundation’s work to drive inclusion for people with disabilities, and how supporters can get behind that work.
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
The foundation is the club’s official charity and one of its key charitable objectives is to drive inclusion for people with disabilities, so that they may enjoy the physical, mental, and social benefits of sport.
Sessions provided by the foundation include football, dance, and swimming, which not only help individual participants, but also provide a support network and respite care for families.
Often participants on the programmes get the opportunity to come to Carrow Road with the foundation and watch their first team heroes in action.
For more on the foundation, visit www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk
Getting behind the foundation
This vital support for people with disabilities would not be possible without crucial fundraising from events and supporters each year.
The foundation’s key fundraising initiative for 2021 is a competition to win a Final Edition Lotus Elise 240 Sport, which has been generously donated by main club sponsor Lotus Cars.
The competition is being hosted online by Bridge Classic Cars and costs £9 to enter, with proceeds going to the foundation to help sustain their work.
Enter the competition now by clicking here.
What’s happening on ‘takeover day’?
• A showcase event will take place at The Nest in the morning with the disability mini kickers and down’s syndrome football groups • The Lotus competition car will be on display outside the official Canaries Store • Several of the Foundation’s disability groups will be given a VIP matchday experience for the game • Members of the Foundation’s disability matchday club will take part in a half time parade in front of the South Stand
Ian Thornton, the foundation’s chief executive officer said: “We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase the impact of our work for local people with disabilities.
“Norwich City supporters are always enormously proud of the Club’s community reach through the Foundation, and we want them to see exactly the impact that their support can have.
“Once again we wish to thank Lotus Cars for the donation of this very special Elise to boost our fundraising; they have also kindly provided us with a number of their main sponsor promotional rights this Saturday for ‘Takeover Day’."