Chance to net some Norwich City souvenirs and raise cash for charity
There have been some highs and lows for Norwich City fans over the past few seasons.
From the joys of winning League One and beating Ipswich 4-1, to the lows of relegation and that game against Colchester, it has been an eventful period for all concerned with the club.
And now fans and collectors are being given a chance to obtain some souvenirs from that time – and it's all for a good cause.
Bungay businessman Steve Earl is offering an opportunity to buy a selection of match day programmes in aid of Parkinson's UK.
Mr Earl, of Earsham, has been collecting programmes for 40 years and has managed to make a business out of his hobby.
He has thousands of Norwich programmes dating back over the past five seasons and decided that the best way to help clear some of the surplus would be to sell them for charity. 'I turned 60 and am trying to slow down, the trouble is it's hard to stop,' he said. 'I always have more than I need and I don't like to throw anything away, and as Norwich are doing so well I thought I could offer them for charity.'
Mr Earl has approximately one million programmes that date back over the past 90 years, but he has built up his modern-day collection through a deal with Norwich that sees him buy unsold home programmes. He also exchanges with fellow collectors, meaning that he has thousands for other teams.
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In all, he has roughly 50,000, ranging from the delights of Norwich beating Leeds 1-0 in March 2010, to the despair of the 2-0 defeat to Reading that all but sealed relegation in 2009.
He is offering to sell four programmes for �5, with �2 for postage and �3 going to Parkinson's UK.
The lucky dips can be four random Norwich programmes dating back to 2005 or a selection of clubs over the same period. He will also talk to charities interested in having some of the programmes to sell.
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