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Sultan air engineers help Kick Cancer for Steven

2 August 2017
Two teams of Air Engineers at HMS Sultan, Gosport, took to the football pitch recently in order to show their support for Kick Cancer and a colleague affected by the disease.

Leading Air Engineering Technician (LAET) Steven Taylor was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer. An avid Norwich City Fan, Steven also wanted to help other cancer suffers and to highlight the good work being undertaken by The Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) and Norfolk based cancer charity The Big C.

After hearing Steven’s wishes, staff and students from the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School where he had been studying decided to raise some funds.

Wearing kits donated by the Canaries, a team made up of Steven’s Classmates took on staff from the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School. 

Steven is a top guy who has done quite a lot for us as a class to bring us all together.

LAET Jamie Ward

The match finished three goals to one in favour of the class, who’s final goal came with the last kick of the game, but it was just one of several of events held by the class who also helped organised a barbecue, raffle and fundraising night.

Class mate, LAET Jamie Ward said: “Steven is a top guy who has done quite a lot for us as a class to bring us all together.

“That’s why we’re all here now, as we all want to do well for him and bring in some money for the charity.”

 “Steven is a massive Norwich City supporter and a season ticket holder and the club have delivered the kits and we’re also going to raffle them off to raise money for the charity.”

“The instructors have been really good in organising a team to play and have helped in raising awareness as have the Killicks bar who have also helped organise an event.” 

CSF is Norwich City Football Club's affiliate Charity partner. CSF helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people across Norfolk.

CSF recently started a new cancer rehabilitation programme with The Big C. The 10-week programme helps those who are living with or recovering from cancer enjoy the benefits of physical activity at Norwich City Football Club, and is completely FREE to all.

The events at HMS Sultan helped to raise over £1,000 for the charity. Steven hopes to be able to formally present the donation at Carrow road at an upcoming fixture.

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