December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 12, 2013
As a player Iwan Roberts was famed for rising above defenders to score towering headers – and the former Norwich City star showed his head for heights at Carrow Road once again yesterday.
The ex-Canary was one of 57 daredevil fundraisers who launched themselves down a 150m zipwire strung from the top tier of the Norwich and Peterborough stand to the pitch far below.
The stunt raised more than £5,000 for the Sporting Light Appeal, run by Norwich City’s charitable arm, the Community Sports Foundation, to help disabled and disadvantaged people into sport.
Mr Roberts said he had enjoyed the ride but confessed to some nerves. “I have always been rubbish with heights, and it’s a lot higher than it looks. But I had some great times at the club and it’s great to give something back, and help the CSF continue the great work it does to help the local community,” he said.
Fundraising officer Emma Fletcher said even CSF mascot Sportasaurus had taken part. “The money raised will help us continue our work going into schools and engaging people with sport,” she added.