Canaries boost flood appeal with £5,000 cheque
PUBLISHED: 18:03 18 January 2014 | UPDATED: 18:06 18 January 2014
An appeal to help rebuild the lives of those affected by devastating floods has been boosted by a cheque from Norwich City Football Club.
Fans dug deep into their pockets to support the EDP Flood Appeal before Norwich City’s home game against Manchester United on December 28.
And the football club added extra to the pot to bring the total up to £5,000 to help communities in Norfolk and Waveney affected by December’s tidal surge, which flooded hundreds of homes and businesses on the coast.
The cheque was presented by Norwich City chief executive David McNally during half time at today’s game against Hull City.
The Rotary Clubs of Norwich raised £1,530 through collections before a Norwich home game last month and the club took that to £5,000.
David McNally, chief executive, said: “We were really impressed by how generous fans were in supporting the community after the floods. The floods had a terrible impact on people and we wanted to match the efforts of the fans and do our bit.”
Barry Catchpole, secretary of the Norwich St Edmund Rotary Club, said: “The rotary clubs of Norwich are deeply indebted to the generosity of Norwich City and its fans.”
Barry Catchpole of Norwich St Edmund Rotary Club, Colin Rymill from Rotary Club of Norwich, Graham Tuttle from Norfolk Community Foundation and David Powles from the EDP attended the presentation.
The EDP appeal to help those affected by the floods has soared to more than £180,000 – and more than a hundred people have been helped by the vital donations.
To donate to the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal, send cheques made payable to EDP Flood Appeal to Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE.