Itâ€™s always good to see Newcastle United players (past and present) doing their work for charity, and itâ€™s nice to see that Alan Shearer is still doing Charity work, this time in Uganda.
Alan Shearer – in Uganda for Sport Relief
The Newcastle legend flew to Uganda yesterday as part of the Sport Relief Project
Sport Relief uses everything thatâ€™s good about sport to raise money and change lives. The money thatâ€™s raised is used across the UK and the worldâ€™s poorest countries, like Uganda and many African nations.
During a football kick-around Alan had with the children of Aids victims on Tuesday in the capital, Kampala, he found himself playing with a Newcastle fan.
Shearer, 37 scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for his country, 206 goals for Newcastle United scored twice in a 30-minute game against a group of youngsters. Alan is combining the Charity work with work for the BBC, on the African Cup of Nations.
As usual, in the kick-around Alan was able to score a couple of goals. 😀
After the game Shearer spoke at the Kamwokya Christian Caring Community project and said:
“Most of these lads have lost parents through HIV/Aids and its fantastic that Sport Relief can help them to get back on track.â€
“It’s been a while since I’ve kicked a ball in anger and I enjoyed every minute of that – especially scoring the goals of course.â€
“And as for the Newcastle fan – what can I say, the lad’s got good taste.”
Alan is still Newcastle Unitedâ€™s worldwide ambassador, and talks about Newcastle when heâ€™s on his trips for Charity and with the BBC.
It’s very nice to see Alan doing his share of Charity work, because with his name and fame, he can (and will) make a big difference.