Former Norwich City star Darren Huckerby backs charity walk

Former Norwich City star Darren Huckerby will join an intrepid group of people who are walking about 100 miles around the entire Norfolk coastline this weekend to raise funds for a local diabetes centre.

The walk has been organised by Ed Masters and his friend James Hood to raise funds for the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, which is administered by the Norwich and Norfolk Diabetes Trust.

Mr Masters said his 13-year-old son Jack was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 18 months ago and has received superb care from the centre.

He said: 'The aim is to walk the entire coastline of Norfolk, about 100 miles, in three days. We will be starting at the Lincolnshire border at about 7am on Friday and finishing at Hopton near Lowestoft on the Suffolk border on Sunday evening, with luck.

'We are raising money for the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

'I have promoted this charity as my son Jack was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 18 months ago and he has dealt with that in an amazingly mature way, but my special thanks has to go to this part of the hospital. Hence we are trying to do something for the benefit of diabetes research and care in specifically the Norfolk area.'

Mr Masters, who runs Barnmasters estate agents and is from Raveningham, near Loddon, said the group hopes to raise �5,000.

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A representative from Barclays is taking part and the company is matching funds raised pound for pound up to �750 as part of its charity begins at work programme.

If anyone would like to make a donation cheques should be made payable to the Norwich and Norfolk Diabetes Trust and sent to Barnmasters at 70a King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PG

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