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Charity volunteer named NCFC Community Hero

Our latest Norwich City Community Hero is Martin Eagle from Norwich, who volunteers for the Community Sports Foundation’s Duncan’s Club.

Martin, a lifelong City fan, gives up his time every week to support the club, which provides activities for people with dementia and those that care for them.

The club has been named after Canaries legend Duncan Forbes, who was affected by dementia in later life.

The Foundation’s Jo Woolnough nominated Martin for his selfless work to prepare activities each week for the participants, including presentations and showcasing memorabilia from sporting events in years gone by.

His efforts complement the work of the Foundation’s team who facilitate gentle movement and activity including dance and table tennis.

With his typical humility, Martin said: “This is for all volunteers at Duncan’s Club, and for the Community Sports Foundation, who had the foresight to set it up.

We have seen such an impact already, including the wife of one of our participants who burst out crying at the first session, after her husband, who had been previously silent, began to sing.

Martin’s love for Norwich City began in the 1950’s attending games with his father and says the earliest game he can remember clearly was a 5-1 home win over Port Vale in 1959.

The Community Sports Foundation would like to thank Martin and all the Duncan’s Club volunteers for making such a difference to those that attend.

Martin will attend Norwich City’s match with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road, where he will bring the match ball out and be introduced to the crowd ahead of the game.

Since 2019, Fosters has joined our partners Norwich City Football Club in highlighting the great work of local individuals and organisations in our community. Every month during the football season, a ‘Community Hero’ is chosen for a selected matchday – providing an opportunity to showcase that person(s) or initiatives selfless work or important community campaign. Previous Community Heroes have included young carers, veterans, equality campaigners, charity fundraisers and their beneficiaries.

If you would like to nominate someone, please visit the Norwich City web page here.

This article was produced on the 15th December 2022 for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.