Some of the proceeds from a children's book written about Norwich midfielder Tom Trybull have been donated to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and Age UK.

The book, The Story of Tommy T, was written by Trybull's wife Anna, and is about a pigeon trying to make his way in football.

As well as £5,000 for each charity, the German couple have donated a bag of clothes to EACH, which is preparing to reopen five of its 43 shops.

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Tom, who joined the Canaries in 2017, said: “The moral of the book Anna wrote is for young people to believe in their dreams and EACH helps to support children and their families living with life-threatening conditions to reach milestones, and improve their quality of life.

"As a person in the public eye, I hope to have a positive impact on others in the community and we’re both delighted to donate money and clothes to help make a difference to children and EACH’s fundraising appeal.”

“We can’t thank Tom and Anna enough for choosing us to benefit from sales of their fantastic book, and we’re delighted to receive a clothing donation on top of that."

Stacey Addison, EACH Major Supporter Fundraiser

The charity forecasted a £1.8m drop in income at the start of the coronavirus lockdown, which forced all their shops to close.

The stores usually make around £100,000 a week, which go towards supporting the organisation's three hospices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

EACH has drawn up a phased reopening plan, which includes five shops opening on Monday, 15 June, the first day non-essential retailers are allowed to trade following the lockdown.

The first five EACH shops to reopen:

  • Plumstead Road, Norwich

  • Unthank Road, Norwich

  • Bowthorpe Main Centre

  • Poringland

  • Long Stratton

Tom and Anna making their donation to Age UK in Norwich Credit: Norwich City

The charity launched an emergency appeal at the start of the lockdown, which by the end of May had raised more than half a million pounds.

The Trybulls are currently expecting their first child, and Tom will be back on the pitch on Friday, 19 June as Norwich resume their Premier League season.