Play-a-thon for Huckerby’s trust

He may be known for his fancy footwork on the field, but some deft fingerwork has helped to boost former Norwich City player Darren Huckerby's charitable trust. The pupils and teachers at Norwich's Cookes Keyboard School held an eight-hour play-a-thon in The Mall shopping centre. More than 40 people took part in entertaining shoppers will a variety of songs throughout the day on October 9.

The youngest pupils played nursery ryhmes, while more advanced players chose music from calssical to Lady Gaga and The Beatles.

Teacher Teresa Bell said: 'We raised about �230 on the day from the collection buckets and all the pupils who took part were sponsored as well so we raised more than �1,400 in total.

'It's a good opportunity for the pupils, some who are as young as six or seven, to play in public and it's quite exciting for them.

'It's also a good way to raise money for a good cause too.'

The former Canaries winger visited Cooke Pianos, in St Benedicts Street, to thank the keyboard players and pick up a cheque for the Darren Huckerby Trust. The trust aims to make contributions to local charities, community projects and to individuals living in Norfolk who are in need.

More information is available at www.darrenhuckerbytrust.co.uk.