December 13 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Knock-out whist was the game of choice in the EDP and Norwich Evening News office as Norwich’s Lord Mayor joined editor Nigel Pickover for a game with our new playing cards celebrating the GoGoGorillas! trail.
Keith Driver, impressed everyone with a card trick before proving he was a card playing ace in the editor’s office yesterday.
“They invited me along for a game of cards with the editor which I thought was a great chance to beat him!” Mr Driver joked.
He said he thought the GoGoGorillas! cards was a brilliant idea and that it was great how each of the 54 gorillas had their own card in the pack, with the Freddie Mercury and Alan Partridge-inspired apes being the jokers.
He added that he thought it was great how people across the city were really supporting the GoGoGorillas! project, and revealed that his favourite was the Bradley Wiggins-inspired ape outside intu Chapelfield.
“I always liked Bradley Wiggins because I am a great cycling fan and I have been watching the Tour de France since I was about 10,” he said.
Mr Pickover said he was delighted Mr Driver could join him and complimented him on his card playing skills.
“It was a thrill that we could give the first citizen of Norwich one of the first packs of our GoGoGorillas! cards,” he said.
“We hope lots of people will enjoy the GoGoGorillas! cards as a great souvenir of this special summer in Norwich which will help boost the funds of two great charities.”
Readers can get their hands on packs of cards for the special price of £3.50 if you collect six tokens from the EDP or Norwich Evening News, or for a full price of £7 without tokens.
The cards can be bought from the EDP and Norwich Evening News’ head office in Rouen Road, Norwich, as well as many of our district offices.
• As well as printing a token in the EDP and Norwich Evening News each day this week, there will also soon be a bonus token available online at www.edp24.co.uk and www.eveningnews24.co.uk
Only one online bonus token can be used for each pack of cards.
• The GoGoGorillas! trail runs until September 7 and is raising funds for Break and the Born Free Foundation.