Norwich City to help children’s charity - and you can get involved too

Norwich City players will again be sporting a charity logo on their shirts to raise awareness of Railway Children. Norwich City players will again be sporting a charity logo on their shirts to raise awareness of Railway Children.

Friday, February 22, 2013
11:07 AM

Norwich City Football Club are to wear the logo of a charity instead of sponsors Aviva for the second year in a row for Saturday’s clash with Everton at Carrow Road.

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The Canaries will be lending their support to sponsor Aviva’s UK charity partner, Railway Children, to attempt to raise awareness of the fact that one child runs away from home every five minutes in the UK.

Canaries director Stephen Fry will show his support via Twitter to help raise funds for the charity.

For every tweet or retweet posted on Twitter on match day including #1every5, Aviva will donate £1 to Railway Children.

Railway Children provide help and support to children under 16 who have run away from home or are at risk of doing so.

City manager Chris Hughton said: “As a father myself, I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to have your own child run away from home.

“To think that 18 children are estimated to run away from home during Saturday’s game says a great deal. We hope to raise as much awareness as possible from the activity on the day to help support children who may run away from home.”

Mr Fry added: “Let’s all use the power of football to make the most of Aviva’s generosity, and raise a huge wedge of cash for Railway Children. Come on all you tweeters; let’s help raise plenty of money for the lovely people at Railway Children to continue their great work in supporting young people who feel alone and are at risk on our streets.”

Last year’s game generated more than £10,000.

Fans will also have the chance to win one of 18 signed, limited edition shirts worn by the players in a competition on the charity’s website after the game.

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4 comments

  • A worthy cause, indeed. I don`t do tweeting - is there another way??

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Not a lot of interest in children`s charities, then. Where`s Septic Oxter?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Cheer up, Essex! He`s not gone THAT defensive - yet! Surely Pilks will be there if fit, + Hoops & Holty or Lucifer. KK on bench as an "impact" sub? Can`t see two being played up front, at least to start. But you never know.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Think CHCaderwood will go for their ideal defensive line up tomorrow,it may read something like this, Bunn, Whittaker, Martin,Turner,Bassong,Gareedo,Snodgrass,Tettey,Johnson,Howson,Bennett. It's a 1-5-5-0 formation if we don't concede we don't lose, yawn,yawn,boring,boring,City! This line up won't often get into the oppositions half ,so we won't be scoring any goals,can only see another dire match and a defeat.

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    Essex yellow

    Friday, February 22, 2013

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