Basketball fundraiser helps blind people in Norfolk

Hundreds of pounds were raised to help blind and visually-impaired people in Norfolk as former City legends swapped their footie boots for basketball shoes.

A charity basketball match last month saw staff, teachers and former students from Notre Dame High School take on former Norwich City players to raise funds for Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB).

The event, which saw legends Jeremy Goss, Darren Huckerby, Bryan Gunn, Craig Fleming, Dean Ashton, Gary Holt and Daryl Sutch take part, was held at the Surrey Street school and raised �500.

Mr Goss, events fundraiser for NNAB, was yesterday presented with a cheque for the money which will be used to fund the NNAB's work among 20,000 blind and visually-impaired people in Norfolk.

He said: 'It was exceptional; it was more than I could've asked for in terms of support. I would like to thank the former Norwich City players for giving up their precious time to take part, Notre Dame High School, the school's sport coordinator Levy Utku for all his organisation and Mary Nobes for her work in advertising the night. It shows with a little bit of work and contribution from the community, that we can make a positive difference to other people's lives.'

Mr Goss is undertaking the Back to Bayern challenge later this year where he will cycle from Norwich to the scene of his famous 1993 goal against Bayern Munich to raise funds for NNAB.

For more information on NNAB, visit www.nnab.org.uk