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Youth League hosts quiz to raise money for Norfolk and Norwich Hospital cancer department

PUBLISHED: 14:07 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 24 November 2017

As part of the ‘Blow the Whistle on Cancer’ campaign, the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth Football League organised a quiz to raise money for the Oesophago-Gastric Cancer department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Picture: Courtesy of Sammy Morgan

As part of the 'Blow the Whistle on Cancer' campaign, the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth Football League organised a quiz to raise money for the Oesophago-Gastric Cancer department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Picture: Courtesy of Sammy Morgan

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A football league encompassing Norfolk and Suffolk has held a successful fundraiser for a cancer department in a local hospital.

Norfolk County FA received their quiz winners trophy from former footballer Sammy Morgan, who was treated at the NNUH department after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2014. Picture: Courtesy of Sammy Morgan
Norfolk County FA received their quiz winners trophy from former footballer Sammy Morgan, who was treated at the NNUH department after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2014. Picture: Courtesy of Sammy Morgan

As part of the ‘Blow the Whistle on Cancer’ campaign, the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth Football League organised a quiz to raise money for the Oesophago-Gastric Cancer department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

The department is rated as one of the best in the UK for treating oesophago-gastric cancer.

Sammy Morgan and Ed Cheong (Consultant Cancer Surgeon at NNUH) blowing the whistle on cancer with Gorleston FC and Gorleston Rangers Under 7s. Picture: Courtesy of Sammy MorganSammy Morgan and Ed Cheong (Consultant Cancer Surgeon at NNUH) blowing the whistle on cancer with Gorleston FC and Gorleston Rangers Under 7s. Picture: Courtesy of Sammy Morgan

Teams gathered at Emerald Park in Gorleston on November 17 for an evening of testers and teasers.

Victorious on the night were Norfolk County FA, who received their winners trophy from former Northern Ireland international footballer Sammy Morgan, who went on to manage the academies at Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

Mr Morgan was treated at the NNUH’s specialist department when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2014.

A total of £340 was raised for the cancer department.

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