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Norwich City’s Russell Martin lights up Christmas for youngsters

18:15 18 December 2012

Norwich City defender Russell Martin meets pupils at the Clare School in Norwich. Photo: Dan Wynne.

Norwich City defender Russell Martin meets pupils at the Clare School in Norwich. Photo: Dan Wynne.

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Youngsters at a Norwich school were joined by a Norwich City player for a special Christmas sports session.

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Canaries defender Russell Martin helped pupils at the Clare School with games such as Magic Ball, Cone Ball and Treasure Hunt during his visit to the South Park Avenue school today.

At the end of the session, he gave out signed Norwich City mini footballs as Christmas presents to the children who have complex physical, sensory and medical needs.

The session was funded and delivered by the Community Sports Foundation’s Sporting Light Appeal which has raised £129,000 and helped more than 1,100 people to date.

Emma Fletcher, fundraising officer for the Sporting Light Appeal, said: “Russell is a tremendous ambassador for the Football Club and indeed the Sporting Light Appeal. “He has visited a number of sessions like this and the children and staff were really excited to meet one of their heroes.”

To help the appeal reach £1m, contact Ms Fletcher on 01603 761122 or email Emma.Fletcher@ncfc-canaries.co.uk.

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