Special delivery from the Canaries

A huge thank you to the Canaries COVID-19 Community Support Project for putting a smile on the faces of our tenants, respite guests and staff at Oak Trees in Attleborough when they recently dropped by to deliver some special goodies, including a signed Norwich City Football Club shirt, a delicious cake and some drinks.

At a time when many of our tenants and respite guests with learning disabilities feel very isolated from the world, a gesture such as this means so much. As soon as we are able, we will get the shirt framed and have already agreed on where it will be hung with pride. It will be a constant reminder of all those caring people in our community who are thinking of others at such a challenging time and who bring a smile to the faces of so many.

The Canaries COVID-19 Community Support Project has been set up to support people in Norfolk to respond and recover from the crisis.

Norwich City Football Club players, senior staff, owners and directors have each donated to the project, raising over £200k plus gift aid which is being used in a number of ways to provide support to the community, working with several partners.

The project has three core objectives:

  • Supporting fans where necessary and undertake community engagement initiatives
  • Support the most vulnerable in their wider community by working with local charities and local authorities and community groups
  • Support the NHS and carers to help them do their job

We are extremely grateful to be one of the beneficiaries of the Canaries COVID-19 Community Support Project. The gifts meant so much to us all. Thank you.