FOOTBALL: West Norfolk fans of Norwich City are playing their part in fundraising for the Championship title favourites’ efforts to expand their community sports foundation.
The Nest is a multi-purpose hub in Horsford, run by the Community Sports Foundation.
With Phase 1 already built, a public fundraising campaign has been launched to raise the £2.5 million needed towards the total project cost of £9.4m.
The Nest is at the former Anglian Windows Sports and Social Club site in Horsford and currently consists of seven grass football pitches, the renovation of the existing clubhouse, and the installation of residential ‘bunk boxes’.
From October 9-13, 20 cars will be leaving Norwich for the Canaryball Rally across Europe, including a team consisting of David Powell, from King’s Lynn, a founder member of the West Norfolk Canaries; Anita Byrne, who owns a salon in Fakenham; Lorraine Taylor and Dave Coleman.
They will be travelling across Europe to the stadiums of Vitesse Arnhem, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, all of whom Norwich City played during their UEFA Cup run in 1993.
The team needs to raise a minimum sponsorship of £5,000 to take part and are undertaking a number of initiatives.
A shirt will be up for auction at Thursday’s Your Local Paper Caney Corner Live event at the Duke’s Head in King’s Lynn and the team will be at the Norwich City Fans Social Club event at Carrow Road on the same evening, hosting a Play Your Cards Right game.
More information on this event can be found on the www.ncfsc.co.uk website.