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Story added: 21st December 2017

Yellows spread festive cheer to those in need

Christmas came early for a group of young children and their families when they were treated to a festive surprise at Norwich City FC’s training ground this month.

Each of the children in attendance were from the Foundation’s disability programme or have faced a recent period of ill health.

The group watched the first team players on the training pitch before the squad came over to sign autographs and pose for photos.

City skipper Russell Martin surprised the group with a raft of Norwich City gifts, including cuddly toys, advent calendars and chocolate, much to the delight of the star-struck youngsters.

Colney Wish Day

City skipper Russell Martin brings smiles to the faces of the visiting children.

“To come to the training ground as Norwich City fans is very special.” said CSF Disability Development Manager Darren Hunter. “It was really heartwarming to see the kids’ reactions as they opened their presents with their families.”

David Dunn, who attended the Wish Day with his two sons Oli and Marcus, added:

“The boys were buzzing when they got home, telling their Mum about all the players they had met, with signatures to prove it. It took a while for them to come back down to earth!

“I was so impressed by the willingness of the players to give the children time and make them feel special. My thanks to all your colleagues for creating such a memorable day.”

View a selection of pictures from the day here.

For further information or to enquire about a Wish Day please contact emma.fletcher@canaries.co.uk or click here.

"It was really heartwarming to see the kids' reactions as they opened their presents with their families."

Darren Hunter

CSF Disability Development Manager

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