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Norwich City legends to take on soldiers in charity remembrance match

PUBLISHED: 14:12 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 30 October 2018

Darren Huckerby will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 20/05/2018

Darren Huckerby will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 20/05/2018

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Darren Huckerby, Adam Drury and Grant Holt are just some of the former Norwich City players set to line up against a team of soldiers in a football match in Dereham to raise money for the town’s Royal British Legion branch.

Grant Holt will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham Picture: Ian BurtGrant Holt will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham Picture: Ian Burt

The Game of Remembrance will be held at Dereham Town’s Aldiss Park on Thursday, November 8.

It is being organised by Paul Sandford who owns The Railway Tavern and Neil Sturman, Dereham Town chairman, and will see a Norwich City Legends team, also including Robert Fleck, both Jarvis brothers and Mike Milligan take on a Queen’s Dragoon Guards XI, who are based at The Robertson Barracks in Swanton Morley.

Mr Sandford said: “It’s even more poignant this year because it’s the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

“Last year we raised £700 and we’re hoping we can raise £1,000 this year. The gate receipts will go to the Royal British Legion’s Dereham branch and there will be a raffle on the night as well.

Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.  07904 640267 21/04/12 Darren Huckerby will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham.Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. 07904 640267 21/04/12 Darren Huckerby will feature for the Norwich City Legends in the remembrance game at Aldiss Park in Dereham.

“There was a crowd of about 300 last year so hopefully we can beat that.”

One lucky bidder will also have the chance to play alongside the Norwich City Legends, with one spot on the team open to the public and the proceeds also going to the Royal British Legion’s Dereham branch.

Pre-match and half time entertainment will also be included, with Mr Sandford hoping to name a live music act to perform.

He added: “We’re still waiting to hear from Iwan Roberts, Dean Ashton and Darren Eadie. Hopefully there will be some more familiar faces in the crowd. They were all willing to help us.”

Aldiss Park, the home of Dereham Town Football Club. Picture: Ian BurtAldiss Park, the home of Dereham Town Football Club. Picture: Ian Burt

Tickets for the game which kicks off at 7.45pm cost £6 for adults and £1 for under 16s.

Events are set to take place across mid-Norfolk on or leading up to November 11 to mark remembrance day and the 100 year anniversary of
the end of the First World War.

Are you part of a group, club or business that is doing something to mark Remembrance Day and the centenary of the end of the First World War?

Contact our reporter Dan Bennett with the details by emailing daniel.bennett@archant.co.uk.

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