We Have Appointed Darren Eadie as Our First Patron
Darren Eadie is a former professional footballer, who made his name with Norwich City FC. He was a product of Norwich City's youth system and made his debut in a UEFA Cup match in 1993. In 1999 he was sold to Leicester City F.C., but had to retire in 2003, aged only 28, due to a serious injury.
In 2002, he was voted an inaugural member of the Norwich City Hall of Fame, which was established to celebrate the club's centenary. In an interview for the Norwich City matchday programme on 13 August 2005, Darren talked about the difficulties of retirement, particularly as many of his friends were still playing professional football. In July 2012, he also gave an interview in The Independent where he talked openly about his struggle with severe depression and panic attacks following his retirement.
Darren now co-presents The Mustard Show, a weekday evening magazine TV show for Norwich-based Mustard TV. He is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust, Head of Football at Langley School and also runs a charity auction site sellebrity.org.uk which is due to raise its first million pounds for charity this year.
He lives in Norfolk with his wife and children.
'I am hugely proud to be a patron for such a wonderful charity. The cause is very close to my heart and I’m particularly pleased to be helping people in the county I love most. The work carried out on a daily basis is so important to support those that find themselves in a time of struggle, and its that support that gets them through and back on the right path to mental wellbeing, Julian Support a crucial service provider.'