Newcastle Players Fully Involved in Community

Newcastle United footballers have been out and about helping local charities and community groups in recent weeks, as part of the Premier League’s new Creating Chances scheme.

We think it’s just fantastic that the Newcastle club is getting more involved than ever in the local community and even Chairman Chris Mort has been fully involved.

This is helping to put a much more positive face on the club, which was sorely needed. Much of the credit for this has to go to new chairman Mort, who we think is doing a stellar job at the club.


Chris Mort – doing an excellent job of getting the club more involved in the community

Applications from charities and organizations that won appearances form Newcastle players included Newcastle Education Welfare Service, Macmillan Cancer Support, the St Vincent de Paul Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Meningitis UK, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Children North East and the Percy Hedley Foundation.

Many of Newcastle’s players have been involved in this new Creating Chances the Premier League initiated recently. Those involved include Shay Given, Steve Harper, Obafemi Martins, Mark Viduka, Geremi, Charles N’Zogbia, Habib Beye, Celestine Babayaro and James Troisi. and they have already given their support to some of these groups. The organizations all received £2,000 each from the Creating Chances fund.

A similar amount was awarded to each of the following groups/organizations as well:Samaritans, The Soundroom Community Music Project, Northern Pinetree Trust, The Great North Air Ambulance, The Children’s Foundation, Depaul Trust, West Gate Community College, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Fairbridge, Hirst Welfare Centre, Mobex North East, The Linskill and North Tyneside Community East End Health Project, Stepney Banks Stables, Child Brain Injury Trust, Fleming Childrens Trust, The Sunshine Fund, Moving On Durham, ME North East, Henshaws Society for Blind People.

The above are extracts from an excellent and much longer article in and it is well worth a read for every supporter.

We are delighted the players are doing their part in the community – and they’re even starting to win games too 😀

Comments very welcome.

2 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Oct 12, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Always great to see the footballers and Celebs down at the hospital wards and supporting charities, a lot of these kids on the wards are having a tough time and it must be great for their favourite player to turn up for half an hour or so. It costs the footballers nothing and I’m sure it will be a humbling experience for many.
    Well done NUFC and the players.

  • leo

    Oct 12, 2007 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    nufc have always been known for doing these things, but in the past it was players initiative but now it seems that the club is helping out also. good on you mort and the lads


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