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A food and cash collection in aid of Norwich Foodbank took place at Carrow Road ahead of the match against Swansea on Friday, March 8, raising £880 in cash and over 700kg in food donations.

On a cold and wet Friday evening volunteers from Norwich Foodbank and the Canaries Trust were stationed around Carrow Road ahead of the Norwich City FC match against Swansea on March 8.  With green plastic stacking trays and collection buckets the good humoured volunteers were there to accept donations from the hordes of arriving football fans. 

As soon as the collectors took up their positions at 6pm donations started to roll in. The volunteers manned three collection points around the ground at the club shop, the corner of the Barclay/City stand and the corner of the Barclay/South stand until kick off at 7.45pm.  In that time £880 in cash and 700kg of food was donated. 

The collection was organised by the Canaries Trust, having seen the success of similar collections at football grounds in other parts of the country, and was supported by the Swansea Supporters Trust.

Hannah Worsley, Project Manager at Norwich Foodbank, said: “Foodbanks are all so grateful for the support we receive from our respective communities and have seen how generous football fans are across the country at different matches. We were therefore delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of this movement and grateful that both Norwich and Swansea fans alike were happy to help us keep feeding people who are in crisis.’

Canaries Trust Chairman Robin Sainty said: "A brilliant effort from all the volunteers, collecting in some atrocious weather conditions!  Absolutely fantastic support from the whole Norwich City family – a huge thank you to anyone who made a donation and contributed to these tremendous amounts for the foodbanks."

Published: 14/03/2019