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On 23 February, Norwich City FC proudly wore the Railway Children logo on their shirts.
They sported the special shirts for their Premier League clash
with Everton at Carrow Road.
Along with fans and other celebrity 'tweeters', NCFC Director
Stephen Fry showed his support by using #1every5
in his tweets to help raise much-needed funds and awareness of the
fact one child runs away every five minutes in the UK.
Aviva are set to donate £97,774 to Railway Children after the
overwhelming goodwill shown by fans who tweeted their support on
Saturday during the #1every5 twitter campaign.
For the second year running, Norwich City FC players proudly
wore Railway Children's logo on their shirts during their Barclays
Premier League triumph over Everton, to lend their support to
sponsor Aviva's UK charity partner, and to help raise awareness of
the fact that one child runs away from home every five minutes in
For every tweet or retweet posted on Twitter on match day
including the hashtag #1every5, Aviva pledged to donate £1 to
Railway Children with the aim of reaching a target of £18,000. Last
season, the community game activity raised £10,000.
Overwhelmed by the support of the British public - which
included tweets from NCFC Director Stephen Fry, TV Presenter Jake
Humphreys and Radio DJ Chris Moyles as well as NCFC footballers led
by club captain Grant Holt - Aviva have generously increased their
donation to £97,774.
This reflects the full number of 97,774 individual tweets or
retweets using the hashtag that were generated during the 24 hours
of Saturday 23rd February, raising valuable awareness and vital
funds for Railway Children.
Thank you again for your amazing support!
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