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Apologies if you''ve already seen this but it should be shared.http://m.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/news/11697876.Harry_happy_to_pitch_in/

HARRY Toffolo showed a trait many believe is too rare in the

modern-day footballer when he spoke at his press conference this week –


The 20-year-old defender showed a sensitive side that left many of the gathering press a little taken aback.

Rather than returning home after training and putting his feet up in

front of the television or playing the latest games console, the Norwich

City loanee has offered his services to charities across the town on

Twitter, feeling he has a moral duty to give something back to the local

community who come and support him every week at the County Ground.

That is something that has been imparted on the young player by his

family and Toffolo has admitted that he is happy to do pretty much

anything if it means that he puts a smile on the face of someone who

needs it.

Having suffered personal heart-ache himself he believes he is in a

good position to offer insight to those going through similar


“The amount of support you get as an athlete, those people come and

they care and if it means me going and spending half an hour of my day

to make somebody else happy then I don’t mind doing that,” he said.

“We finish here at half one. I would rather do that than win a season on FIFA or Football Manager.

“It is one of those things you have got to go out and do and give back to people that are giving to you.

“That is one thing I have always been instilled with in my life with

my family, they always say give back and that is something I am looking

to do in the new year.

“I like to do my bit for Dementia Friends, my auntie had a brain

tumour, so that is one of those things I am very passionate about.

“My Italian grandfather passed away with dementia and it is one of

those things I want to give back and help other people because it was

tough, it was hard.

“I can tell my experiences from that and help them get through theirs.

“I would like to do anything where I can influence another individual

and make them happier or I can change their life in any way I would do

as much as I can for them.

“If it means me having to stay there for a few hours to speak to two

different children at a hospital then I am very keen on doing that, just

to give back to them because it is the least they deserve really.

“Footballers are renowned for having a bad press but I believe there are so many footballers out there that are genuine.”

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what a great story!

Harry is right, footballers are often made out to be villains (rightly or wrongly is not a debate for here). you wont see this on a single back page anywhere in this country.

Good lad Harry! perhaps many years from now when he hangs his boots up a different career awaits in charity work?

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Nice contrast to the Murphy story. I think the kid has shown some promise, hope he continues to develop.

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Hmm. He''s not that well "grounded".


I mean I don''t know him to have done anything that would put his budding career in jeopardy but I think it''d be fair to say he''s done a few things that would put him in the Big Time Charlie bracket.

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