Norwich City striker Steve Morison donates first-team shirt to Dereham leukaemia fundraiser
A Norwich City season-ticket holder was left astounded at a top Norwich City star's generous donation for a friend with leukaemia.
Jack Cassidy plucked up the courage to ask Steve Morison to donate a training shirt for a charity auction after spotting the striker in the supermarket.
He was left amazed when the Canaries frontman went one better – by pulling a shirt signed by the first team squad from the boot of his car.
Mr Cassidy, 44, now plans to auction the shirt on eBay and use the proceeds to help a family friend suffering with leukaemia.
He said: 'I've seen Steve Morison in Tesco in Dereham quite a few times and we've sometimes had a chat.
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'I saw him at the self-service till and I asked him if he would consider donating an old training shirt or shorts to auction off.
'He turned round and said 'I can do better than that – follow me.' We went out to his car and he got out a shirt signed by all the first team and gave it to me.
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'Then he gave me a shake of the hand and drove off. I couldn't believe it.'
Mr Cassidy and his wife Sue, of Moorgate Road, Dereham, and friends are raising money to support friend Daniel Sizeland, who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and has had to take time away from his Dereham market stall.
The online auction for the shirt, which ends on Saturday, has already reached more than �120, and Mr Cassidy has plans for further fundraisers.
'Daniel and his wife Steph been going through a tough time and have a young family, so we wanted to do something for them. They don't deserve what's going on,' said Mr Cassidy.
'I had the idea to auction a training shirt or shorts if I could get them, but I never expected Steve Morison to do what he did.
'He seems such a nice down-to-earth bloke – really quietly spoken, and not like the kind of so-called superstar footballers you hear about.'
To bid on the shirt, go to: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIGNED-2011-2012-NORWICH-CITY-SHIRT-/150756641450?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2319cbcaaa
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