Former NCFC stars raise money for NNAB with Norwich school
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Eight former Norwich City stars will be rolling back the years at a charity basketball match to raise money for the blind.
Canary legends Jeremy Goss, Darren Huckerby, Neil Adams, Bryan Gunn, Rob Newman, Craig Fleming, Dean Ashton and Gary Holt are teaming up to take on staff and sixth formers from the Notre Dame High School, to raise money for Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB).
Events fundraiser for NNAB, Jeremy Goss said: “I don’t know about basketball, I think we must be basket cases for taking on these youngsters, but it’ll be great to get the lads back together. There must be thousands of City appearances and goals between them all.”
Levent Utku, sports co-ordinator working and playing with the Notre Dame side, said: “It’s nice to see the ‘old boys’ back. Raising money for NNAB is part of our commitment to helping the community.”
He added: “We are very excited about the match too.
“It is nice that it is all for a good cause and we hope it helps.”
The team have been reunited by Jeremy Goss and Norwich City physiotherapist Neil Reynolds and former sports scientist Dave Carolan will make up the squad, along with Norwich’s own boxing champion, Jon Thaxton.
As well as playing, the former Canaries will be meeting fans and signing autographs. There will also be a raffle with prizes, including a Norwich City Football Club signed shirt, as well as a variety of vouchers.
The money raised will be used to fund the NNAB’s work among an estimated 20,000 blind and visually impaired people in Norfolk, which includes practical support and advice on how to continue living independently.
For more information on NNAB, visit www.nnab.org.uk.
The match is at Notre Dame, on Surrey Street, Norwich, on Monday at 7.30pm, and is open to the public with tickets available on the door.
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