Norwich City Football Club players surprise children with hospice visit

Norwich City Football Club players visit EACH Quidenham

Norwich City Football Club players visit EACH Quidenham - Credit: Archant

Children at East Anglia's Children's Hospices met some of the city's top sportsman.

Norwich City Football Club players visit EACH Quidenham

Norwich City Football Club players visit EACH Quidenham - Credit: Archant

Players from Norwich City Football Club dropped into the Quidenham hospice to meet the youngsters receiving care there.

Captain Russell Martin and teammate Graham Dorrans signed autographs, handed out goody bags and answered questions about the football club during their visit on Wednesday.

Russell Martin, NCFC's captain, said: 'All of the players and everyone at the club are delighted to support and visit Quidenham again.

'Myself and several of the players have visited the hospice before and are always amazed at the wonderful work the charity and its staff do, it's heart-warming stuff, and we wish everyone there a merry Christmas.'

Staff at the hospice said the club's win over Manchester United made the visit extra special.

Mark Loades, EACH corporate and supporter development manager, said: 'We're absolutely delighted Norwich City players were able to visit our Quidenham hospice this week, it was a joy to see the children, young people, their families and staff enjoying themselves so much.

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'Norwich City have been long-standing supporters of EACH and we're incredibly grateful for their continued help, both in their fundraising efforts and in meeting families to help create special memories.'

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