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VISUALLY-IMPAIRED SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION RESIDENTS KEPT SAFE AND WELL-FED BY NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB STAFF

6th May 2020
Staff from Norwich Citys Community Sports Foundation deliver food parcels to Vision Norfolks Hammond Court sheltered accommodation sm

Staff from Norwich City Football Club are ensuring that visually-impaired people living at a Norwich sheltered accommodation scheme are being kept well-provisioned – by delivering food parcels to their doors.

Residents living in the 18 independent living flats at Hammond Court in Magpie Road, run by charity Vision Norfolk, have now enjoyed two deliveries of large boxes of provisions – and when club staff learned there were several City fans living at the complex, they returned with Norwich City football shirts to help keep up their spirits.

“It means so much that our local football club is looking after vulnerable people in the community like this,” said Vision Norfolk director of corporate services Jelena Sarubina.  Many of our residents are vulnerable and are self-isolating, so for the club to deliver everything they need to their door is tremendous.

“When they did the first delivery last month, we mentioned that three of our residents are keen City fans.  Within a couple of hours they had returned with Norwich City football shirts for all three, which is a lovely gesture, and really made their day.

“Lockdown can be very isolating for the visually-impaired, but the knowledge that there are people out there who care enough to look out for them is a real boost.  Norwich City really are demonstrating that they are a genuine community club, and we are so grateful.”

The club has since made two further deliveries to all 18 residents at Hammond Court.  The deliveries are part of a project to support vulnerable people in the community by the club’s Community Sports Foundation.

Vision Norfolk was formerly known as the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.