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NCFC Community Hero: Birmingham City

We are delighted that our first Community Hero of the season was Sofia Honey Adcock who was  officially invited by Canary striker, Jordan Hugill to be the Community Hero for the Caraboa Cup game against Birmingham City.

Sofia Honey has been recognised for her courage and caring personality, she was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of five and has been fighting for over 800 days.

Her mum, Sammy said: “Her heart is honestly bigger than her little body. I think it’s time she was recognised for her courage and caring personality.”

Doing her best to improve upon the lives of others, Sofia Honey has a long list of ‘random acts of kindness’. These have included designing hoodies and T-shirts to sell and make money for charity, Sofia Honey donated over £1,000 worth of Christmas presents to Addenbrookes Hospital, as well as taking over 100 Easter eggs to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for the children who had to stay in  during the Easter period.

Sofia’s thoughtfulness didn’t stop there, Sammy also told us “When she had a lumbar puncture, she wouldn’t eat until all the boys and girls were out of theatre, as she feels bad if she is eating and they aren’t.

“She also calms them down if they are too scared and tells them it’s just a little sleep. She will go to the shops and get them a little treat to enjoy after!”

Most of all, Sofia Honey was able to ring the bell on June 16, 2022. Since ringing the bell, her and her family have decided to hold a fundraiser in aid of the Jenny Lind department at NNUH. Sofia Honey hopes to use the money to make it a better place for others.

Since 2019, we have 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 11th August 2022 by our Communications team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.