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Charity match held in memory of ‘fun-loving’ Norwich City fan

PUBLISHED: 14:59 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:59 18 May 2018

Life-long Canaries supporter Edward Morrison was aged just 41 when he died from the disease on January 7 this year. Photo: Brain Tumour Research

Life-long Canaries supporter Edward Morrison was aged just 41 when he died from the disease on January 7 this year. Photo: Brain Tumour Research

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Friends and family of a Norwich City fan who died from a brain tumour have played a charity match at Carrow Road in his memory.

Life-long Canaries supporter Edward Morrison was aged just 41 when he died from the disease on January 7 this year.

The energy trader was a regular at Carrow Road even when he to moved to Germany for work in his later years.

One of his last requests before his death was for a fundraising match to be held to help other patients.

That wish was granted on May 12, when his friends and family got together for a game, raising £5,179 for Brain Tumour Research.

Mr Morrison’s brother, Pete, who lives in Norwich, said: “Edward was a huge fan of Norwich City FC and used to go to their matches regularly, so hosting the event here at Carrow Road has been a perfect way to commemorate him.

“He was such a fun-loving guy and he’s left such a big hole in so many lives.”

Mr Morrison, who was also known as Andrew or Geordie, was diagnosed with a low-grade tumour in 2014, and underwent two operations followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

However, in August 2017 he received the news that the tumour had become aggressive. It was classified as a grade-four glioblastoma multiforme.

Further treatment was unsuccessful and Mr Morrison died at a hospice in Dusseldorf- the city where he lived an worked.

Mr Morrison’s brother said: “One of Edward’s last requests was that we organise a football game in his memory as, even in his illness, he wanted to raise funds for research into brain tumours.”

Also attending the game was Mr Morrison’s friend Angus Cameron, who broke his leg last month in the final kilometre of the London Marathon.

He was taking part in the marathon to also raise money for the Brain Tumour Research.

The Brain Tumour Research charity said the disease can affect anyone, at any age.

It added that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer

To make a donation to Pete Morrison’s JustGiving page, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edwardandrewmorrison


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